Education As A Form of Racial Oppression
Education has been a popular topic within recent years, which often includes the powerful and positive effects it can have a person’s life. However, education is rarely discussed as a hierarchal discourse of power; people are assumed to have had equal upbringings in life, unaffected by race, gender, disability, family background, and so on. Additionally, it is considered taboo to question the education system both inside the classroom and outside of it, such as media, socializing, etc. This paper will include a discussion of racism with a dual-focus: an academic perception of what is “educational” while also blending real-life experiences of racism. My paper will also include works from various news outlets with a key focus on renowned theorist and educator Paulo Freire, author of Pedagogy of the Oppressed.
Faculty Mentor: Jenna Sciuto