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ERIC Number: ED041970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov-21
Pages: 18
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Black Studies as an Academic Discipline; Towards a Definition.
Wilcox, Preston
Claremont College's efforts to explore the subject of Black Studies in a systematic fashion may be the first step in the direction of its own "re-humanization." The relevance of this statement may be seen in the light of the ease with a large number of white institutions of higher education have dodged the intellectual issue -- by setting up separate Black Studies programs without a single step toward adjusting their core curricula. Fresh thought should be characterized by a pluralistic approach to curriculum development and management, and institutional governance. Before Black Studies can earn the status of an academic discipline, white institutions must recognize their inability to so accredit them. They need to, among others mentioned earlier, replace "scientific colonialism" with "scietific humanism," and develop a systematic and transmittable body of knowledge about the black condition before being in a position to institute Black Stuides as an academic discipline. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of the original document.] (RJ)
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Note: Revised version of speech given before a Conference on Black Studies as an Academic Discipline, Claremont College, Calif., November 21, 1969