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Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom Themes

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Racism

Here, racism constitutes more than mere side-effects of being relatively rare. Rather, racism is the intentional dislike of a given race, or group of races and the intentional creation and enforcement of regulations that keep those of a particular races in the lower classes of the society as a whole. The means of doing this can be simple, or complicated. Racism in this book, focuses upon a very limited form of it. However, the one looked at is the dominant form found in the United States: here the concern is about the relations between American whites and American blacks. While blacks are far from the nation's only racial minority, this group is the dominant one and has a unique history.

The author does include some examination of issues regarding race that address the concerns of other minorities such as the Latinos. There is at least one important theorist...

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