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    A Story About Racism and Native Americans

    Marlys Duchene
    Many Native American Nations use an oral tradition, including fables and allegories, to transmit cultural beliefs from one generation to the next. In this article, Marlys Duchene creates a story that could be used to describe how the institutions of law and education in Western Culture have served to oppress Native Americans. Duchene illustrates the power inequity between U.S. institutions and indigenous peoples by representing the institutions as giants, while Native Americans are represented by the tiny ant. In her story, ANT questions the GIANTS about their histories vis-à-vis the racial oppression imposed upon Native Americans. The dialogue between ANT and the GIANTS depicts the beginning of a discussion on racial oppression.

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    Fall 1988 Issue


    Rethinking Liberal and Radical Perspectives on Racial Inequality in Schooling
    Making the Case for Nonsynchrony
    Cameron McCarthy
    The Silenced Dialogue
    Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other People's Children
    Lisa D. Delpit
    Racism in Academia
    The Old Wolf Revisited
    Maria de la Luz Reyes and John J. Halcon
    Wounding the Spirit
    Discrimination and Traditional American Indian Belief Systems
    Carol Locust
    Ethnic Prejudice
    Still Alive and Hurtful
    Valerie Ooka Pang
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