Rethinking Critical Pedagogy: Socialismo Nepantla and the Specter of Che
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"It is difficult to imagine a more ominous time to be addressing the importance of indigenous knowledges and the struggle against imperialism, neoliberal capitalism, and what Peruvian scholar Anibal Quijano (I 998) describes as the "coloniality of power.” We are challenged into believing that we live in anything but a racist state when anti-immigration zealots are sporting "Kill a Mexican today?" shirts…when the quiet Pennsylvania town of Hazleton, infamous for its "Illegal Immigrant Relief Act” that imposes penalties on businesses and landlords to deter them from hiring or renting rooms to undocumented immigrants, declares that as part of a citizen-organized public awareness program to demonstrate the town's "zero·tolerance'' policy toward undocumented immigrants, it is banning Santa Claus this Christmas; and when more than 30 other towns are considering similar laws to the Illegal Immigrant Relief Act to drive out undocumented workers. These are more than rnalapropos. foot-in-the-mouth actions fired off in the heat of the moment; they are egregious hate-filled racist acts."
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Jaramillo, N., & McLaren, P. (2008). Rethinking critical pedagogy: Socialismo Nepantla and the specter of Che. In N. K. Denzin, Y. S. Lincoln, & L. T. Smith (Eds.), The handbook of critical and indigenous methodologies (pp. 191-210). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.