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What is the paradox of education according to James Baldwin?

A leading figure in the civil rights movement, Baldwin was also a key figure in the early gay rights movement. He died of esophageal cancer at the age of 63. "The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious, one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated."

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Also question is, what does Baldwin mean by what passes for identity?

"What passes for identity in America is a series of myths about one's heroic ancetors" (Baldwin 201). He is including everyone in his speech- himself, the teachers, and the general public. It helps establish his views upon the topic. He is alluding to the Bible, and it establishes ethos.

Also Know, what is the crucial paradox which confronts us here? Now the crucial paradox which confronts us here is that the whole process of education occurs within a social framework and is designed to perpetuate the aims of society.

Accordingly, what is a talk to teachers by James Baldwin about?

In this essay, which was originally delivered as an address to teachers in New York City in 1963, James Baldwin describes the "current times" as "very dangerous." He identifies a menace that threatens the American social order as a phenomenon that comes from within.

What is the tone of a talk to teachers?

the changeless tone that enhances his intent of this essay is urgency. Baldwin's urgency to do instructors alter the bias position on “negros” and the false history that is being taught about African Americans.

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