ERIC Number: ED419037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Alternatives to Afrocentrism. Second Edition.
Miller, John J., Ed.
The essays in this collection place the current Afrocentric movement in its historical context and offer alternative suggestions about how to teach African American students about their history. The first section deals with the roots of Afrocentrism, analyzes the content of Afrocentric books and curricula, and discusses the impact of Afrocentrism on the African American community. The second section offers practical alternatives to the current Afrocentric fare. The following essays are included: (1) "The Anatomy of Afrocentrism" (Gerald Early); (2) "In Fairness to Afrocentrism" (Wilson J. Moses); (3) "Africa and the Afrocentrists" (Louis Wilson); (4) "The Origins of the 'Stolen Legacy'" (Mary Lefkowitz); (5) "The Distortions of Afrocentric History" (Clarence E. Walker); (6)"What's Wrong with the Portland Baseline Essays?" (Erich Martel); (7) "Afrocentrism in the Textbooks" (Gilbert T. Sewall); (8) "A Teacher's Look at Afrocentrism" (Rosalind Johnson); (9) "The Racial Idiocy of Afrocentrism" (Michael Meyers); (10) "The Need for Myths" (David Nicholson); (11) "This African American Still Feels Black" (Leon Wynter); (12) "Race Is Still a Black and White Issue" (Hugh Pearson); (13) "How Multiculturalism Abuses Ethnoracial Categories" (David A. Hollinger); (14) "Beyond the Afrocentric Con" (Stanley Crouch); (15) "How To Teach about Ancient History: A Multicultural Model" (Frank J. Yurco); and (16) "What Every Student Should Know" (opinions of numerous experts). (SLD)
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Equal Opportunity, Washington, DC.