Learning & Living Difference That Makes a Difference: Postmodern Theory & Multicultural Education
Jacobs, Walter R., Multicultural Education
RECENTLY A COLLEAGUE and I discussed the apparently thorough-going "politically correct" racial discourse in her predominantly White lower-level university class. Her "Blues in Shifting Cultural Contexts" students, it seems, passionately argue that early 20th century American blues (performed almost exclusively by African-- Americans) is the most "authentic" period, but are equally adamant that "the Blues" is not an African-American art form, that anyone can perform it, as all Americans have equal rights and a common non-discriminatory cultural core. The students, further, wondered why their White instructor thought it was so important to talk about the racial determinants of music …
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Publication information: Article title: Learning & Living Difference That Makes a Difference: Postmodern Theory & Multicultural Education. Contributors: Jacobs, Walter R. - Author. Magazine title: Multicultural Education. Volume: 9. Issue: 4 Publication date: Summer 2002. Page number: 2+. © 2005 Caddo Gap Press. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.