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Black Studies

Educating for Democracy: Remembering

Joel Shatzky | Posted 11.29.2015 | Education
Joel Shatzky

It's been a while since my last blog, but I would like to believe that this was due to a series of fast-moving events nationally and world-wide, rathe...

The Intersection of Race, Sports & Money: 'C'mon Man'

Everett Glenn | Posted 01.21.2015 | Black Voices
Everett Glenn

In our American system of jurisprudence, ignorance of the law is no defense and in many other instances people are held liable for what they knew or s...

Left of Black: The Black Revolution on Campus and the Roots of Black Studies

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 05.05.2013 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Left of Black is proud to be of the many progeny of this visionary project, born during an era in which Black student activism on American college campuses helped transform institutions that less than a generation earlier, Black students were largely denied access to.

Think Again: A Chronicle of Journalistic Malfeasance

Eric Alterman | Posted 07.11.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

Earlier this week the Chronicle of Higher Education fired its blogger Naomi Schaefer Riley over a post in which, after mocking the titles of "black studies" dissertations, she called for the dissolution of the entire field.

Blogger Fired For Calling Black Studies 'Victimization Claptrap'

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 05.08.2012 | Black Voices

The Chronicle of Higher Education dismissed one of its bloggers after outcry over a blog post she wrote questioning the legitimacy of black studies as...

Tavis Smiley's "Too Important to Fail"

John Thompson | Posted 11.18.2011 | Education
John Thompson

As explained in "Too Important to Fail," the way we look at black boys is "America's litmus test." Smiley approaches the challenges facing black males with the good sense and good will of our nation's archetypical "Everyman." The result is a jewel of a documentary.

Teaching Black Feminism and Paying it Forward

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Gina Athena Ulysse

I also know only too well that in many instances black women are still continually defined through racist and socially limited lenses.

Black Studies Programs Lack Support At HBCUs

theroot.com | By Harriette Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Despite university budget cuts and a rise in anti-ethnic-studies sentiment, black-studies programs have held their ground in higher-education curricul...

Why Johnny can't think critically

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Irene Monroe

School is now back in session, and our children's minds are impressionable vessels. We trust their teachers to take precious care of them. But can we...