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I See You Now Changes in the Landscape of Truth-Telling as a Result of the Obama Presidency
Three events in 2009 <ul><li>Dr. Henry Louis Gates </li></ul><ul><li>“Sherri” </li></ul><ul><li>“Precious” </li></ul>April...
Questions to consider: <ul><li>Would any of these examples have stood out in 2007? </li></ul><ul><li>Would these stories h...
<ul><li>What changed? </li></ul>April 28, 2010 Jo Foy, AAACS Conference, Denver
Observations <ul><li>Speaking out </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telling the “truth” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dangerous truths </...
Landscapes to consider <ul><li>Social or cultural </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shifts as a result of the Obama presidency </li></...
April 28, 2010 Jo Foy, AAACS Conference, Denver 83.5% White female teachers ($53,000/yr) 33-73% White students  (shrinking...
Michel Foucault (1926-1984) <ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Power </li></ul><ul><li>Self </li></ul>April 28, 2010 Jo F...
Michel Foucault <ul><li>Knowledge (truth) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Involves discourse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Practice...
Michel Foucault <ul><li>Truth becomes not only about knowledge (discourse or discursive formations) but also about the ind...
Michel Foucault <ul><li>Subjectivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A person is made into a subject through affiliation (or disaffi...
Michel Foucault <ul><li>Liberation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“the individual is not something that needs to be liberated rathe...
Michel Foucault <ul><li>Power </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Power is everywhere; not because it embraces everything, but because ...
“Precious,” the movie <ul><li>Taken from  Push , by Sapphire (1997) </li></ul><ul><li>Claireece Precious Jones </li></ul><...
“Precious,” the movie <ul><li>When Mo’Nique was interviewed on the red carpet of the Academy Awards, she said, “This is a ...
What emerged within Claireece? <ul><li>Reading at a 8 th  grade level </li></ul><ul><li>Journaling (creative inspiration) ...
The Landscapes <ul><li>Social/Cultural </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Truth-telling as exemplified by Dr. Gates and Sherri Shepherd...
<ul><li>If you wish to study these materials in more depth go to: </li></ul><ul><li>www.slideshare.net/jofoy  or </li></ul...
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EDCI 831 Final Presentation (condensed version of AAACS)

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This PowerPoint is condensed from the 30 minute presentation for AAACS given in Denver April 28 2010. This one is for my final presentation in class tomorrow night.

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EDCI 831 Final Presentation (condensed version of AAACS)

  1. 1. I See You Now Changes in the Landscape of Truth-Telling as a Result of the Obama Presidency
  2. 2. Three events in 2009 <ul><li>Dr. Henry Louis Gates </li></ul><ul><li>“Sherri” </li></ul><ul><li>“Precious” </li></ul>April 28, 2010 Jo Foy, AAACS Conference, Denver
  3. 3. Questions to consider: <ul><li>Would any of these examples have stood out in 2007? </li></ul><ul><li>Would these stories have been presented differently in 2007? </li></ul>April 28, 2010 Jo Foy, AAACS Conference, Denver
  4. 4. <ul><li>What changed? </li></ul>April 28, 2010 Jo Foy, AAACS Conference, Denver
  5. 5. Observations <ul><li>Speaking out </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telling the “truth” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dangerous truths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Racist remarks </li></ul></ul>April 28, 2010 Jo Foy, AAACS Conference, Denver
  6. 6. Landscapes to consider <ul><li>Social or cultural </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shifts as a result of the Obama presidency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Educational </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What does education look like today? </li></ul></ul>April 28, 2010 Jo Foy, AAACS Conference, Denver
  7. 7. April 28, 2010 Jo Foy, AAACS Conference, Denver 83.5% White female teachers ($53,000/yr) 33-73% White students (shrinking) (9% in poverty) 13-47% Hispanic students (expanding) (15% in poverty) 3% Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4-2% American Indian/Alaskan Native (25% in poverty) 10-16% Black students (25% in poverty) Today’s Landscape of U.S. Education
  8. 8. Michel Foucault (1926-1984) <ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Power </li></ul><ul><li>Self </li></ul>April 28, 2010 Jo Foy, AAACS Conference, Denver
  9. 9. Michel Foucault <ul><li>Knowledge (truth) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Involves discourse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Practices, techniques or rules that concern the speaking subject, power relations and the words themselves (Simola et al., 1998) </li></ul></ul></ul>April 28, 2010 Jo Foy, AAACS Conference, Denver
  10. 10. Michel Foucault <ul><li>Truth becomes not only about knowledge (discourse or discursive formations) but also about the individual (the subject) </li></ul>April 28, 2010 Jo Foy, AAACS Conference, Denver
  11. 11. Michel Foucault <ul><li>Subjectivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A person is made into a subject through affiliation (or disaffiliation) as in “the mad and the sane, the sick and the healthy, the criminals and the ‘good boys’” (2003, p. 126) </li></ul></ul>April 28, 2010 Jo Foy, AAACS Conference, Denver
  12. 12. Michel Foucault <ul><li>Liberation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“the individual is not something that needs to be liberated rather the individual is the closely monitored product of relations between power and knowledge” (O’Farrell, 2009) </li></ul></ul>April 28, 2010 Jo Foy, AAACS Conference, Denver
  13. 13. Michel Foucault <ul><li>Power </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Power is everywhere; not because it embraces everything, but because it comes from everywhere” (1990, p. 93) </li></ul></ul>April 28, 2010 Jo Foy, AAACS Conference, Denver
  14. 14. “Precious,” the movie <ul><li>Taken from Push , by Sapphire (1997) </li></ul><ul><li>Claireece Precious Jones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obese </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16 years old </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gets good grades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reads & writes at a 3 rd grade level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pregnant by her father for the 2 nd time </li></ul></ul>April 28, 2010 Jo Foy, AAACS Conference, Denver
  15. 15. “Precious,” the movie <ul><li>When Mo’Nique was interviewed on the red carpet of the Academy Awards, she said, “This is a universal story.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>White Mary Johnstons exist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>White Carl Joneses exist </li></ul></ul>April 28, 2010 Jo Foy, AAACS Conference, Denver
  16. 16. What emerged within Claireece? <ul><li>Reading at a 8 th grade level </li></ul><ul><li>Journaling (creative inspiration) </li></ul><ul><li>Motherhood (both children with her now) </li></ul><ul><li>Independence (living away from home) </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation (to finish high school) </li></ul>April 28, 2010 Jo Foy, AAACS Conference, Denver
  17. 17. The Landscapes <ul><li>Social/Cultural </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Truth-telling as exemplified by Dr. Gates and Sherri Shepherd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bringing into the Light or opening up of racial issues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Educational </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing percentage of students of color </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“Precious” counter-example to dominant hegemony </li></ul></ul>April 28, 2010 Jo Foy, AAACS Conference, Denver
  18. 18. <ul><li>If you wish to study these materials in more depth go to: </li></ul><ul><li>www.slideshare.net/jofoy or </li></ul><ul><li>www.scribd.com/jokfoy or </li></ul><ul><li>www. vimeo . com/jofoy </li></ul>April 28, 2010 Jo Foy, AAACS Conference, Denver Thank you!

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