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Black in the Non-Black Imagination: How Anti-Black Ideology Shapes Non-Black Racial Discourse

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Black in the Non-Black Imagination: How Anti-Black Ideology Shapes Non-Black Racial Discourse

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dc.contributor.author Howard, Natasha
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-02T16:18:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-02T16:18:37Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-02
dc.date.submitted May 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/12849
dc.description.abstract This study examines the (re)production of anti-Black ideology in critical discourses on race. Though contemporary critical discourses on race have been concerned with theorizing about the deployment of colorblind racial ideology, this study takes the position that anti-Black ideology is uniquely situated within the United States. Post-Civil Rights critical dialogues on race call for a move beyond the Black/white binary and the need to transcend dualistic racial paradigms. Though a typical critique of colorblind ideology implicates a social structure that oppresses all people of color uniformly, this study argues that the reality of material and social consequences vary depending on the group. The study makes an ideological critique of critical race discourses that purport to move beyond Black/white racial theorizing. It argues that not only is racial binary thinking implicated, but that there is a perpetuation of anti-Black ideology that works to create a non-Black/Black paradigm. This study proposes three frames that construct Blacks as nativists, essentialists and pathogens in the post-Civil Rights era. The methodological approach of this study employs racial realism. Racial realism legitimates studies that explore the patterns of racial dynamics. As an ideological critique, this study unpacks and interprets the presence of dominant ideologies that endeavor to maintain a hierarchical racial order. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject anti-Black ideology, critical race studies, racial realism, critical race discourse, en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Blacks--Race identity--United States
dc.subject.lcsh Race awareness--United States
dc.subject.lcsh Racism--United States
dc.subject.lcsh United States--Race relations
dc.title Black in the Non-Black Imagination: How Anti-Black Ideology Shapes Non-Black Racial Discourse en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree Educational Thought and Sociocultural Studies en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Division of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies en_US
dc.description.advisor Allen, Ricky Lee
dc.description.committee-member Celedon-Pattichis, Sylvia
dc.description.committee-member Lopez, Nancy
dc.description.committee-member Rodriguez, Ilia


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