Student Writing in a Talent Development Program: Sanctuary and Academic Site of the "Personally Humane"

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					    Student Writing in a Talent Development
    Program: Sanctuary and Academic Site of
    the “Personally Humane”
         Karen Surman Paley



I  n 1995 I attended the CCCC convention in Washington, DC, themed
   “Literacies, Technologies and Responsibilities.” One of the convention
events was hosted by Howard University; it was the first time I experienced
being a racial majority in an academic setting. At the time, I was an adjunct
lecturer at Boston College teaching a required core literature class of
35; typically only one of these students was a person of color. Such an
individual might have been hesitant to participate in class dis
				
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Description: [...] Keith Gilyard notes how James Berlin identifies race as one of the hegemonic discourses of the academy that must be resisted '"in order to bring about more personally humane and socially equitable economic and political arrangements'" (qtd. in Gilyard 48; emphasis added) . Carter locks his undefeated high school basketball team out of the gym and forfeits a game when academic progress reports indicate they have not lived up to their contracts to maintain a 2.3 GPA.
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