ERIC Number: ED102281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Black Studies Debate.
Gordon, Jacob U., Ed.; Rosser, James M., Ed.
Beginning with the selection of Professor Newby, who attempts to reveal the role which historians, perhaps more specifically white historians, have played and continue to play in the perpetuation of racism in American culture, this anthology concludes with an analysis of the present status of Black Studies. W. Arthur Lewis' critical essay attempts to differentiate among the ends to which education for the black man should aspire. Wilson Record examines the debate about the racist nature of Black Studies. His study was based on interviews with more than 150 white sociologists and 40 directors of Black Studies programs. Ernest van den Haag also takes issue with the concept of Black Studies. John W. Blassingame debates the intellectual validity of Black Studies. He discusses the social, political, economic, and emotional milieu out of which the concept of Black Studies emerged in the 1960's. Eugene Genovese compliments the positive role that black students have played in an effort toward constructive social and institutional change, and he perceives a number of black demands as legitimate. Black Studies represent a challenge to the entire American social system as it seeks to evaluate, re-examine, and change. Robert Shelton approaches the "Black Revolution," of which Black Studies is a critical component, from a Western perspective. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Anthologies, Black Colleges, Black History, Black Studies, College Desegregation, College Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Political Issues, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Revolution, Universities
Division of Continuing Education, Extramural Independent Study Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045 ($3.15 plus postage; paper)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence.