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Attitudinal Barriers to Change

Kathleen M. German

in Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812353
eISBN:
9781496812391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812353.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the evolution of American racial attitudes and the violence it engendered among civilians and soldiers during World War II. Even though the majority of all Americans supported the ... More


Lessons in Citizenship: Confronting the Limits of Curricular Equalization in the Jim Crow South

Sarah Caroline Thuesen

in Greater than Equal: African American Struggles for Schools and Citizenship in North Carolina, 1919-1965

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807839300
eISBN:
9781469612744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807839300.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the battle of equality education, African Americans first had to challenge the assumptions made by whites about black intellectual inferiority. This chapter focuses on the achievements that black ... More


The Color of Mind: Constructing Racial Differences in Intellect, Character, and Conduct

Derrick Darby and John L. Rury

in The Color of Mind: Why the Origins of the Achievement Gap Matter for Justice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226525211
eISBN:
9780226525495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525495.003.0003
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter tells the story of how the Color of Mind was socially constructed. It shows how philosophers and other thinkers contributed to the idea that there were racial differences in intellect, ... More


Humanity, Hegel and Freedom

Laura Brace

in The Politics of Slavery

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401142
eISBN:
9781474445122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401142.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter argues that is not enough to tell a story of humanity that takes personhood and autonomy as already accomplished. The process of transforming humanity into moral beings, and of ... More


Changing Views of Post–Civil War Black Education in the Fiction of Lydia Maria Child, Ellwood Griest, and Constance Fenimore Woolson (1867–1878)

Peter Schmidt

in Sitting in Darkness: New South Fiction, Education, and the Rise of Jim Crow Colonialism, 1865-1920

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110393
eISBN:
9781604733112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110393.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter surveys debates involving black education during the Reconstruction period and after, and analyzes fictional texts published in the late 1860s and the 1870s that capture both the hopes ... More


Cinematic Representation and Cultural Critique: The Deracialization and Denationalization of the African Conflict Diamond Crises in Zwick’s Blood Diamond

Marouf Hasian, Jr., Carol W. Anderson, and Rulon Wood

in Critical Rhetorics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762226
eISBN:
9780814765296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762226.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter shows that, in spite of the filmmakers' noble intentions to raise public consciousness about the oppressive diamond trade in Sierra Leone, Blood Diamond (2006) reproduces a colonial ... More


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