Culturally Sustaining Research and Decentering the White Gaze with Kendrick Lamar

Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:30pm to 4:30pm

902 UNIVERSITY BLVD , TUSCALOOSA , AL 35401

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One of the central principles of culturally sustaining pedagogy is the need to decenter the White gaze. H. Samy Alim and Django Paris have invoked the “White gaze” in the tradition of Toni Morrison. They have invoked the White gaze to theorize how systemic processes of White Supremacy enact influence byforcefully projecting European-rooted epistemologies and ontologies as the way we should “see” and “be” in the world. We will interrogate the current regime of knowledge production, and investigate what it means to engage in education research outside of the politics normalized within guides like AERA's. Signifying on how rapper Kendrick Lamar accomplishes this epistemic labor in his Hip Hop classic good kid, m.A.A.d city, we will critically center and sustain Hip Hop approaches to gathering, assessing, and sharing knowledge outside of the White gaze, and come out with understandings of how our epistemologies, ontologies, and axiologies are bound tosystemic processes of injustice.

 

GRAVES HALL 118 | 3:30 - 4:30 PM CT

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