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ERIC Number: ED064431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 15
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Research in the Black Community: A Black Psychologist's Perspective.
Williams, Robert L.
Much of the research conducted within the black community served primarily to promote the interests and personal gain of the researchers rather than the community. Consequently, the research proved more harmful than helpful, thereby providing no visible or appreciable payoff or benefits to the black community. Moreover, the perspectives of the white researchers were misguided and misfocused. Instead of defining a psychology of the black community and how it has managed to survive in this oppressive society, they focused almost exclusively on the pathology of the ghetto and made intensive and extensive analysis of the victims of the system. Bold strategies must be developed for bringing about an immediate and full cessation to the rape, exploitation, and plunder in the black community by insensitive mercenaries who called themselves researchers. Black professionals and black people must maintain a constant vigil in order to prevent the continuation of the sacking and pillaging so rampant in the black community. An example of such a strategy is a community control group established in Boston in 1970 by the Boston Black United Front. [This document is reproduced from the best available copy.] (Author/JM)
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Identifiers: Massachusetts
Note: paper presented at the American Education Research Association annual meeting, Chicago, Ill., April 1972