Education: Cultural Hegemony and Critical Consciousness

Cultural Hegemony During the Coronavirus Pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, knowledge of how cultural hegemony works is incredibly important.

It is a time when, in the context of larceny capitalism without adequate oversight and transparency, we must be vigilant to see how the administration and legislature are funneling enormous sums of money to elite corporations with the power to manipulate financial institutions.

In the long run, this hegemonic behavior will exacerbate the inequities that have been building for the last 40 years.

The 1% grows richer and more powerful when we should be supporting marginalized populations, who have lost the low-paying jobs on which they were dependent for survival from month to month.

If our consciousness were built on information, not misinformation, we would be committed to taking action in collaboration and solidarity with like-minded organizations and individuals to create more equity and justice for fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.