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
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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