ERIC Number: EJ781176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-11
Reference Count: N/A
Is Dyson Right?
Black Issues in Higher Education, v22 n13 p14-17 Aug 2005
Since the 1990s, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson has emerged as one of the most visible and widely read scholars on topics relating to African-American life and society. The Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania, Dyson counts himself as one of many African-Americans who found comedian Bill Cosby's May 17, 2004, tirade against the Black poor demeaning, misleading and destructive. In his new book, entitled "Is Bill Cosby Right?," Dyson takes Bill Cosby to task for his criticisms of the Black poor. This article presents an interview with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson about how he envisions the controversy shedding more light than heat. In an interview, Dyson explains why he responds to the Bill Cosby comments with a full-length book and describes the public reaction to "Is Bill Cosby Right?" compared with his other books.
Descriptors: African Americans, Economically Disadvantaged, Humanities, Interviews, Scholarship, Debate
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania