ERIC Number: ED026407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The English Department and the Challenge of Racism.
Ford, Nick Aaron
ADE Bulletin, n20 p16-22 Jan 1969
Racism, the ways in which it is manifested in higher education, and the effectiveness of its manifestations are discussed. The following proposals suggesting how English departments can contribute to the diminution of racism were made: (1) that single academic standards be required for black and white students in freshman English classes, (2) that works by black authors be included in freshman English courses, (3) that black authors be added to the reading list in all American literature of drama courses, (4) that a reasonable number of the faculty do special studies of black literature, and (5) that at least one member of the English faculty be black. (CW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Departments of English, New York, NY.
Note: Speech delivered to the Association of Departments of English at the National Council of Teachers of English Meeting (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November l968).