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Racism and Multicultural Antiracist Education

To appreciate the need for multicultural antiracist education, it is necessary first to dwell briefly on the nature of contemporary racism. This entry then reviews the forms that multicultural and antiracist education has taken in Britain, the United States, and Australia. Next, it examines the general demise of multiculturalism, before concluding with a commendation of multicultural antiracist education, including a look at how this might work in practice.

Defining and Classifying Racism

To encompass the multifaceted nature of contemporary racism, it is important to adopt a broad conception of racism, rather than a narrow one, based, for example, solely on notions of overt biological inferiority. Racism can be centered on cultural and/or religious factors as well as biological ones, or it can be based on a combination ...

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