Addressing Social and Ecological Degradation through Education
1. The use of this term is intended to contextualize the notions of science within the academy and the dominant American culture and makes implicit the fact that there are alternate systems of knowledge. To further contextualize WMS, Pomeroy (1994) suggested a different interpretation of the acronym: White Male Science. This term is used to emphasize the role of patriarchy and white supremacy within the institution of Western Modern Science.
2. I don’t assume any Black person to be, or to identify as, African American (cf. Dead Prez, “I’m a African,” on Let’s Get Free, 2000). There may be an implication of citizenship and nationalism. The term “People of Color” seems much less assuming, but I will always defer to the terms of identity, status, and experience expressed by the authors whom I cite.
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