Akeelah and the Bee: Inspirational Story of African-American Intellect and Triumph or Racist Rhetoric Served Up On Another Platter?

@article{Pimentel2011AkeelahAT,
  title={Akeelah and the Bee: Inspirational Story of African-American Intellect and Triumph or Racist Rhetoric Served Up On Another Platter?},
  author={Charise Pimentel and Cathleen Sawyer},
  journal={Multicultural Perspectives},
  year={2011},
  volume={13},
  pages={100 - 104}
}
The term “post-racism” has increasingly emerged in the media and national discourse. Many point to Barack Obama’s election as the 44th President of the United States as proof that this country has moved beyond the ugly legacy of racism (Wise, 2009). With this historic milestone of electing the nation’s first African-American president, the “post-racism” rhetoric encapsulates two major accomplishments at the hands of African-Americans in particular, and U.S. Americans in general: (1) African… 
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