Speak No Evil: Talking Race as an African American in Music Education

Joyce M. McCall

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The goal of this chapter is to awaken the consciousness of the music education profession by sharing my own personal stories, illustrating how specific structures and social actors (i.e., professors, peers, and colleagues) in our profession perpetuate and “Legitimize an oppressive social order” (Brown & Jackson, 2013, p. 18). I believe these endorsements contribute to the social realities encountered by people of color, including negotiating institutionalized Whiteness (the practice of racism in social and political institutions), questioning one’s value and sense of belonging in the profession, and grappling with the probability of “selling out”-strading one’s experiential truth in exchange for social and professional acceptance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMarginalized Voices in Music Education
EditorsBrent C Talbot
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781351846790
ISBN (Print)9780415788328
StatePublished - Oct 19 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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