The Limits of Liberalism

By Leonard Fein

June 1970

While black and liberal movements have been traditional allies, this coalition faces a battle over local control of public schools as they face issues of liberal universalism vs. black nationalism. The central tenet of modern liberalism, universality, sees the emergence of black nationalistic teaching as fundamentally non-secular, a mortal sin of liberalism. The corner stones of liberal education, heterogeneity, multi-ethnicity, and neutrality to political and ethical concerns apart from the pursuit of knowledge are not the hallmarks of Black Nationalist education. Can these old allies overcome this schism?

Topic: Race, Civil Rights, Equality, Racism, Pluralism, Education

Name of Publication: Saturday Review

Page Number(s): 83-85,95-96

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Fein, Leonard. The Limits of Liberalism. Saturday Review. June 1970: 83-85,95-96.


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