Orginal Publication Date
Explorations in Ethnic Studies
If you will consider the dualistic thinking which undergirds Western philosophical tradition, then it comes as a surprise to no one that the periodization of history is based on white male experiences as the sum of western civilization, especially the glorification of war and the celebration of unbridled "raw-power." So, too, it is not surprising that Aristotelian logic and Cartesian metaphysics form the godhead for monocultural and unisexual education in U.S. society, which is at the least bisexual and multicultural. For a decade-and-a-half now, ethnic, minority, and women's studies proponents have suggested that their purposes for existence were to challenge and change the status quo. But ethnic and minority studies people, for the most part, became parties to the evils of the academy rather than revolution aries against them during the past fifteen years.
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