Plymouth rock landed on us: Malcolm X's whiteness theory as a basis for alternative literacy

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Abstract

Using Burkean theory, I claim that Malcolm X brilliantly exposed the rhetoric and epistemology of whiteness as he rejected the African American jeremiad - a dominant form of African American oratory for more than 150 years. Whiteness theory served as the basis for Malcolm X's alternative literacy, which raises important questions that literacy theorists have yet to consider.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-222
Number of pages24
JournalCollege Composition and Communication
Volume56
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Plymouth rock landed on us : Malcolm X's whiteness theory as a basis for alternative literacy. / Miller, Keith.

In: College Composition and Communication, Vol. 56, No. 2, 12.2004, p. 199-222.

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