ERIC Number: EJ702828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr-8
Reference Count: N/A
Rethinking Nationalism: Seeking Answers for Future Black Voices
Shockley, KMT G.
Black Issues in Higher Education, v21 n4 p46 Apr 2004
Many organizations that conduct statistical analyses of demographic information indicate that the United States is rapidly becoming a more diverse place (e.g. U.S. Census, 2000). Many of the major newspapers such as the Washington Post on March 7, 2003, seemed eager to print stories about Hispanics "overtaking" Blacks as the nation's largest "minority." A new trend called "de-nationalization" is unfolding. The trend involves the simultaneous action of increasing nationalism among non-Black groups (such as Latinos) amid the decreasing sense of nationalism in the Black community. This article evaluates this growing trend and concludes future generations will live with the results of the decision to de-nationalize and will want to know why this movement away from Black nationalism occurred.
Descriptors: African American Community, Nationalism, Futures (of Society), Trend Analysis, Minority Groups, African Americans, Hispanic Americans
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States; Washington