Somewhere Between a Rock and an Outer Space: Regenerating Apocalyptic Education
Journal of Futures Studies
As Black people, our everyday existence invites us to remember that anti-blackness is the foundation of modern civilization and has metastasized throughout every construction of civil society (Sharpe, 2016). Our existence within schools unveils them as self-replicating enclosures spawned by the plantation to undermine Black life (Sojoyner, 2017). In this paper, we use an Apocalyptic Educational framework (Marie & Watson, 2020) to share research on the biological (telomere) impact of schooling and anti-blackness. We aim to distinguish education from schooling and disrupt normative beliefs that more Black children accessing better schools will lead to their social, economic, and physiological wellness.
National Institutes of Health
Anti-blackness, Apocalyptic education, Black wellness, Re-membering, School abolition
Kenjus Watson and Tiffani Marie. "Somewhere Between a Rock and an Outer Space: Regenerating Apocalyptic Education" Journal of Futures Studies (2022): 25-44. https://doi.org/10.6531/JFS.202203_26(3).0003