Beyond a Dream Deferred: Multicultural Education and the by Becky Thompson

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Past A Dream Deferred: Multicultural schooling and the Politics of Excellence

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Rowman & Allanheld, 1985), 74. 23. Women's Review of Books editors, "Revolution and Reaction," 13. 24. Catherine R. Stimpson, "Setting Agendas, Defining Challenges," Women's Review of Books 6, no. 5 (February 1989): 14. 25. , ed. Paul Berman (New York: Laurel, 1992), 182. 26. For analysis of the ties between women's studies and black/ethnic studies, see Johnnella E. Butler, "The Difficult Dialogue of Curriculum Transformation: Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies," in Transforming the Curriculum: Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies, ed.

S. escaped the divisiveness of a multiethnic society by a brilliant solution: the creation of a brand new identity. The point of America was not to preserve old cultures but to forge a new, American culture. "10 — Yale historian and undergraduate dean Donald Kagan lectured to a recent incoming freshman class: Except for the slaves brought from Africa, most came voluntarily, as families and individuals, usually eager to satisfy desires that could not be met in their former homelands. They swiftly became citizens and, within a generation or so, Americans.

Writing in an easygoing style geared both to entertain and to inflame an uninformed but concerned public, D'Souza, an immigrant from Portuguese India, portrays himself as a person of color and a reasonable moderate who accidentally discovered PC. horrors on the campuses. C. campaign are provided by such conservative think tanks as the Heritage Foundation (which sponsors D'Souza), the Hudson Institute (where Bennett currently hangs his hat), and the Manhattan Institute (where President Reagan's designated Hispanic, Linda Chavez, wrote Out of the Barrio: Towards a New Politics of Hispanic Assimilation).

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