Pedagogy of fear: toward a Fanonian theory of ‘safety’ in race dialogue

  title={Pedagogy of fear: toward a Fanonian theory of ‘safety’ in race dialogue},
  author={Zeus Leonardo and Ronald Kenneth Porter},
  journal={Race Ethnicity and Education},
  pages={139 - 157}
In education, it is common to put the condition of ‘safety’ around public race dialogue. The authors argue that this procedural rule maintains white comfort zones and becomes a symbolic form of violence experienced by people of color. In other words, they ask, ‘Safety for whom?’ A subtle but fundamental violence is enacted in safe discourses on race, which must be challenged through a pedagogy of disruption, itself a form of violence but a humanizing, rather than repressive, version. For this… 

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