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Dancing With Bigotry: Beyond the Politics of Tolerance
One of the most pressing challenges facing educators in the US is the specter of an "ethnic and cultural war"--a code phrase that engenders our society's licentiousness toward racism. In Dancing with Bigotry, Donaldo Macedo and Lilia Bartolome use examples from the mass media, popular culture, and politics to illustrate the larger situations facing educators and how this t ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 7th 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published January 15th 2000)
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Macedo and Bartolome are two critical linguists who offer a helpful critique of multicultural education. Their basic message is that teachers concerned about multiculturalism must not simply tech appreciation of difference and tolerance, but also explore the political dynamics of race and culture; that is they need to look at the way power is distributed according to one's race and ethnicity. They explore the way the English language is preferenced over other languages without appreciating the u ...more