By Sandra Jackson, Jose Solis
For peoples whose felony agreements, treaties, and different accords and conventions with the U.S. were violated, multiculturalism as a pedagogical device usually turns into suspect of reinforcing the ongoing reification and abstraction in their cultures and countries with little if any genuine which means for tutorial and social transformation. the ongoing oppression and repression of the workout of self-determination for African americans; the endurance of regulations aimed toward the destruction of indigenous populations and land; the insidious continuation of classical colonialism in relation to Puerto Rico are all shiny reminders to those peoples of the racist, classist, sexist, and homophobic patriarchy that characterizes their prestige. so that it will restoration people's rights to completely confirm their very own histories, Jackson and Solis indicate that it truly is crucial to damage the fabric foundations that breed and recycle the ideology, discourse, and cultural practices of domination. it's not sufficient to rejoice range and distinction; there has to be grand-scale social, political, financial, and academic transformation.
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