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Freire reveals, “at a certain point in their existential experience the oppressed feel an irresistible attraction towards the oppressors and their way of life. Sharing this way of life becomes an overpowering aspiration” (p. 62). How does our current education system and view of “schooling” support the notion that many oppressed desire to become the oppressors? How does our current definition of success encourage more oppression?
How do we get our students to believe they are more than simply a student? How can we get them to have courage and find the answers for themselves instead of saying “what can I do? I’m only a [student or child]” (Freire, p. 61). Freire reveals that “the oppressed are emotionally dependent” (p. 65). Does or how has our current education system caused students to be “emotionally dependent,” and as a result, “oppressed?”
Freire reveals that liberation derives from the oppressed and “from those who are truly solidary with them” because “who are better prepared than the oppressed to understand the terrible significance of an oppressive society?” (p. 45). How does this relate to Bourdieu’s The Forms of Capital? How can one with “more” social, cultural, or economic capital truly be in solidarity with the oppressed? Will a hierarchy still exist?