ERIC Number: EJ711842
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-24
Reference Count: N/A
A Plea to Internationalize Our Black Youth
McLellan, Carlton E.
Black Issues in Higher Education, v22 n3 p90 Mar 2005
Michael Jordan, Oprah, Muhammad Ali--three African Americans that most of the world recognizes. However, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Powell's successor Dr. Condoleezza Rice, and U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan are probably equally as recognizable around the world. They are not just prominent Black leaders in their respective countries, they are leaders in the global arena and should serve as inspiration to Black youth about the value of international education. If the United States expects to gain back the respect of the world that it has lost as a result of the War in Iraq, among other things, they must encourage the youth to learn about world events, regardless of their long-term professional goals. They must convince them that it is vital that the world have an opportunity to see other Black Americans in leadership roles.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Youth, International Education, African American Students, World Affairs, Educational Objectives
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Iraq; Jordan; United States