Using My ‘You Lie Moment’ to Theorize Persistent Resistance to Critical Multicultural Education

Patricia L Marshall


In this article I detail correspondences between a breach of decorum that occurred during a speech delivered by President Obama before a joint session of the United States Congress and an encounter between a teacher education student and me in a graduate-level multicultural education course. The encounter served as a powerful, albeit inadvertent, impetus to theorize the nature of persistent resistance to diversity and critical multicultural education in one teacher education unit.


critical multicultural education, persistent resistance, teacher education, multicultural education course, President Obama

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