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Full-Text Articles in African American Studies

What Is Black Studies? (Video), Greg Carr Oct 2009

What Is Black Studies? (Video), Greg Carr

Greg Carr

Carr speaks on black studies


“'Roots Run Deep Here': The Construction Of Black New Orleans In Post-Katrina Tourism Narratives", Lynnell L. Thomas Aug 2009

“'Roots Run Deep Here': The Construction Of Black New Orleans In Post-Katrina Tourism Narratives", Lynnell L. Thomas

Lynnell Thomas

This article explores the emergent post-Katrina tourism narrative and its ambivalent racialization of the city. Tourism officials are compelled to acknowledge a New Orleans outside the traditional tourist boundaries – primarily black, often poor, and still largely neglected by the city and national governments. On the other hand, tourism promoters do not relinquish (and do not allow tourists to relinquish) the myths of racial exoticism and white supremacist desire for a construction of blacks as artistically talented but socially inferior.


The Lucky Ones, Elizabeth Mcalister Jun 2009

The Lucky Ones, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

No abstract provided.


A Law Unto Themselves: Historical Consequences And Cultural Realities From The Neglect Of Africana Studies In Policymaking Processes, Seneca Vaught May 2009

A Law Unto Themselves: Historical Consequences And Cultural Realities From The Neglect Of Africana Studies In Policymaking Processes, Seneca Vaught

Seneca Vaught

No abstract provided.


Readers Review: “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” By Maya Angelou Mar 2009

Readers Review: “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” By Maya Angelou

Joanne Braxton

Guest host Susan Page from The Diane Rehm Show, invites Dr. Braxton to join a panel for a discussion of the first volume of Maya Angelou’s autobiographical series, dealing with her early years as a writer and activist. Dr. Braxton joins in at 13:30.


John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Detroit & The Path To Freedom, Sundiata K. Cha-Jua Mar 2009

John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Detroit & The Path To Freedom, Sundiata K. Cha-Jua

Sundiata K Cha-Jua

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Gender Identities And Stereotype Salience With The Academic Performance Of Male And Female College Athletes, Keith Harrison Feb 2009

The Role Of Gender Identities And Stereotype Salience With The Academic Performance Of Male And Female College Athletes, Keith Harrison

Dr. C. Keith Harrison

An experiment was conducted to examine factors that moderate the experience of academic identity threat among college athletes who represent a stigmatized group on most college campuses (Yopyk & Prentice, 2005). It was hypothesized that because they are more engaged in academics, female college athletes would be especially threatened by the prospect of confirming the “dumb-jock” stereotype. As predicted, female college athletes performed more poorly when their athletic and academic identities were explicitly linked, but only on moderately difficult test items. The results also revealed that male college athletes performed significantly better (see stereotype reactance and self-affirmation) on more difficult test ...


Stereotypes And Stigmas Of College Athletes In Tank Mcnamara's Cartoon Strip: Fact Or Fiction?, Keith Harrison Jan 2009

Stereotypes And Stigmas Of College Athletes In Tank Mcnamara's Cartoon Strip: Fact Or Fiction?, Keith Harrison

Dr. C. Keith Harrison

The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I student-athletes (N= 43) regarding stereotypical cartoons about athletes. A qualitative approach, which included a visual elicitation technique, was utilized by administering the Lifestyle Association & Representation of Athletes Scale (LARAS). The LARAS explored participants’ perceptions of the following six specific concepts: a) academic support issues; b) academic progress; c) coaches as educators; d) professional sport aspirations; e) media identities, advertising, and representation; and f) cultural issues and recruiting. Five major themes emerged from participants’ perceptions: Big Sport Business, Athletic Image, College Athlete Mindset, Realistic/False Representation, and Institutional Focus. Goffman’s (1959) theory of social stigma and Loury’s (2002) theory on racial ...


Becoming Free In The Cotton South – By Susan Eva O'Donovan, Manisha Sinha Jan 2009

Becoming Free In The Cotton South – By Susan Eva O'Donovan, Manisha Sinha

Manisha Sinha

No abstract provided.


Generative Challenges: Notes On Artist/Critic Interaction, Koritha Mitchell Jan 2009

Generative Challenges: Notes On Artist/Critic Interaction, Koritha Mitchell

Koritha Mitchell

This essay recounts my experiences at an invigorating scholarly retreat. The community I encountered proved to be both challenging and affirming. In that way, it was quite different from the experience that academia typically generates for scholars of color. I write with honesty about institutionalized racism as an attempt to mentor through publication. I want others to know that if they notice the intractability of racism (even) in scholarly environments, they are not alone...and it is not just in their imagination.


Racial Contagion, Harvey Young Dec 2008

Racial Contagion, Harvey Young

Harvey Young

No abstract provided.


Criminal Injustice: Slaves And Free Blacks In Georgia's Criminal Justice System, Glenn Mcnair Dec 2008

Criminal Injustice: Slaves And Free Blacks In Georgia's Criminal Justice System, Glenn Mcnair

Glenn McNair

No abstract provided.


"No More Excuses": Problematic Responses To Barack Obama's Election, Wornie Reed, Bertin Louis Dec 2008

"No More Excuses": Problematic Responses To Barack Obama's Election, Wornie Reed, Bertin Louis

Bertin M. Louis Jr.

The election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States brought forth torrents of emotions and expressions from across the racial spectrum, but especially so among African Americans. However, amidst the euphoria of this historic event is a disturbing reaction circulating among African Americans which has implications for the struggle against racism in America. Since Barack Obama’s election, many African Americans across the nation are saying “now blacks have no more excuses,” in effect evoking old discredited theories that eschewed racism as a factor in African American life and blamed victims of this racism for their resulting ...


Attempts At Reforming Haiti's Education System: The Challenges Of Mending The Tapestry, 1979-2004, Marc Prou Dec 2008

Attempts At Reforming Haiti's Education System: The Challenges Of Mending The Tapestry, 1979-2004, Marc Prou

Marc E. Prou

For well over a quarter of a century, Haiti's education system has been at a critical juncture. In 1982, Haiti embarked on a major educational reform, known as La Reforme Bernard. To date, there has been no comprehensive, longitudinal study of the nationwide impact of the Bernard Reform on the social, economic, and political institutions. Why was such a dramatic education reform proposed? What went wrong during the implementation of the reform? Was Bernard education Reform a success or a failure? These are some of the questions addressed in the article. the school system had become a perennial challenge ...


"Athleticated" Versus Educated: A Qualitative Investigation Of Campus Perceptions, Recruiting And African American Male Student-Athletes, Keith Harrison Dec 2008

"Athleticated" Versus Educated: A Qualitative Investigation Of Campus Perceptions, Recruiting And African American Male Student-Athletes, Keith Harrison

Dr. C. Keith Harrison

The purpose of this study was to conduct a qualitative investigation of student narratives (N= 167) about the contemporary issue of recruiting high-profile African American male student-athletes. Participants were asked to view a scene on recruiting from the film, The Program (1994). Participants were then presented with questions regarding a recruiting trip by an African American football player to a traditionally white campus. Findings indicate that both Black and White students perceived the African American male student-athletes in the film scene to be more "athleticated" than educated. They were also perceived as stereotypical sex-objects. "When athletes (especially male) show up ...


A Day In The Life Of A Male College Athlete: A Public Perception And Qualitative Campus Investigation, Keith Harrison Dec 2008

A Day In The Life Of A Male College Athlete: A Public Perception And Qualitative Campus Investigation, Keith Harrison

Dr. C. Keith Harrison

Perceptual confirmation paradigm (PCP) rooted in social psychology, can be implemented to frame sport science research questions (Stone, Perry, & Darley, 1997). Public perception of college athletes’ lives has been scarcely investigated in the sport sciences (Keels, 2005) using the PCP to prime stereotypes. The purpose of this study was to prime stereotypes about a day in the life of a college athlete by using qualitative inquiry to assess college students’ (N = 87) perceptions. Participants provided written responses about a day in the life of a college athlete. Two different college athlete targets were used “Tyrone Walker” (n = 44) and “Erik ...


Conversations With The Law: Irony, Hyperbole, And Identity Politics Or Sake Pase? Wyclef Jean, Shottas, And Haitian Jack: A Hip-Hop Creole Fusion Of Rhetorical Resistance To The Law, Nick J. Sciullo Dec 2008

Conversations With The Law: Irony, Hyperbole, And Identity Politics Or Sake Pase? Wyclef Jean, Shottas, And Haitian Jack: A Hip-Hop Creole Fusion Of Rhetorical Resistance To The Law, Nick J. Sciullo

Nick J. Sciullo

This article sets out to prove why the law must be investigated in an interdisciplinary fashion which invites an in-tersection between law, popular culture, and identity politics. First, this article describes how Wyclef Jean, a hip-hop artist, is an active voice of legal criticism and why his criticism is important to a larger discussion of the law. Second, this paper develops a conception of Creole/Haitian legal studies and its importance as an analytical lens through which to perceive the law and legal institutions. Third, this piece formulates a rhetorical criticism n4 of the law through the rhe-torical terrain of ...