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Ua3/8/1 Memo Re: Implementation Of Minority Recruitment & Retention Goals, Jerry Wilder, Wku President's Office Oct 1993

Ua3/8/1 Memo Re: Implementation Of Minority Recruitment & Retention Goals, Jerry Wilder, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Memo from Vice President for Student Affairs Jerry Wilder to President Thomas Meredith regarding lack of enthusiasm for the minority recruitment and retention goals.


Matriarchs, Doves, And Nymphos: Prevalent Images Of Black, Indian, And White Women In Caribbean Literature, Daryl Cumber Dance Oct 1993

Matriarchs, Doves, And Nymphos: Prevalent Images Of Black, Indian, And White Women In Caribbean Literature, Daryl Cumber Dance

English Faculty Publications

Universally, male writers have tended to create images of women which reveal the familiar male tendency to view women merely as functionaries whose role basically is determined by male needs, male motivations, male fears, and male fantasies. When woman is submissive, docile and pure, she is to be protected and revered; then, she is the virgin/goddess. When she is assertive and strong, she is to be avoided and despised; then, she is the bitch/shrew. When she is passionate and active, she is to be resisted and feared; she is the whore/temptress. While this genera] categorizing of women ...


Korean And African-American Relations: Integrating The Symbolic With The Structural, Karen Umemoto Sep 1993

Korean And African-American Relations: Integrating The Symbolic With The Structural, Karen Umemoto

Trotter Review

LaTasha Harlins and Soon Ja Du: These two individuals became symbolic figures for the plight of African Americans and Koreans. One a merchant, the other a customer, their fatal confrontation has helped shape the state of relations between the Korean and African-American communities of South Central Los Angeles for some time to come. Their relationship is a metaphor for the unequal class positions of the two communities. But. why is it that these symbols take on meaning for others outside the physical boundaries of the particular geographic region or across the class boundaries within the communities they represent?


The Hypocrisy Of The "Pigmentocracy", Lucas Rivera Sep 1993

The Hypocrisy Of The "Pigmentocracy", Lucas Rivera

Trotter Review

The following article is excerpted and reprinted with permission of the author and was originally published in two parts in the May 12—18 and 19—25 issues of The City Sun.

The question of race and skin color has haunted both the Latino and black communities, with far too many denying any ties to African ancestry—despite darker skin tones. But the choice many Latinos face—as to whether they should call themselves black or white—may be feeding into the hands of strategists, who may be making economic determinations based on the number of people of color.


Rappin', Writin', & Breakin', Juan Flores Sep 1993

Rappin', Writin', & Breakin', Juan Flores

Trotter Review

The following article is reprinted with permission from the spring 1988 issue of CENTRO, the bulletin of the Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, Hunter College, New York. It was previously published in the fall 1987 issue of Dissent.

Word has it that Machito, the father of Latin jazz who died in early 1984 at seventy-five, was learning how to breakdance. The great Cuban bandleader, who since the 1940s had performed with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker and stood at the juncture of Caribbean and Afro-American musical traditions, must surely have recognized an exciting new stage in the dual ...


"No Justice, No Peace!": The Politics Of Black-Korean Conflict, Claire Jean Kim Sep 1993

"No Justice, No Peace!": The Politics Of Black-Korean Conflict, Claire Jean Kim

Trotter Review

In the opening scene of the recently released film, Menace II Society, the protagonists, two young African-American men, make a routine beer run to a convenience store owned by a Korean-American couple. The merchants’ manifest suspiciousness toward them triggers an exchange of hostilities that concludes when one of the men kills and robs the couple. For audiences of all colors. this depiction of black-Korean conflict appears starkly familiar. Ranging from verbal altercations to killings, to retail boycotts and picketing campaigns, conflicts between Korean-American merchants and black customers, including African Caribbeans, have become commonplace in many major American cities over the ...


Newspaper Obituaries; Book 2 (E-H), Afro-American Historical Association Of The Niagara Frontier Aug 1993

Newspaper Obituaries; Book 2 (E-H), Afro-American Historical Association Of The Niagara Frontier

Newspaper Obituaries, African Americans from WNY

No abstract provided.


Ua3/8/1 Memo Re: Implementation Of Minority Recruitment & Retention Goals, Jerry Wilder, Wku President's Office Jul 1993

Ua3/8/1 Memo Re: Implementation Of Minority Recruitment & Retention Goals, Jerry Wilder, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Memo written by Vice President for Student Affairs Jerry Wilder to President Thomas Meredith reporting on implementation of minority recruitment and retention goals.


Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Wku Journalism Jul 1993

Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Wku Journalism

WKU Archives Records

Newspaper created by students participating in the Minority Journalism Workshop hosted by the WKU Journalism Department.

  • Jackson, Azar. Corvette Plant Gearing Up for Saturn
  • Medina. Ideisha. Progress on New Center Relieves Some Concerns - High Street Community Center
  • Harris, John. With Budget Cut, Human Rights Commission May Close
  • Ellis, Torey. For Bill Wimbley, Hard Work Paves Road to Position in Hospital
  • Diggs, Christy. Cheryl Freeman is One-of-a-Kind Dentist in Bowling Green
  • Huggins, Tequilla & Andrea Matthews. Western Takes Steps to Encourage Black Faculty, Recruit Minorities
  • Hudson, Tamica. Smiths Grove Man Made a Grade A Choice - Curtis Sullivan
  • McCutcheon, Shenita. Gifted and Talented ...


The African Presence In The Novels Of Paule Marshall, Angela Harrington Rice Apr 1993

The African Presence In The Novels Of Paule Marshall, Angela Harrington Rice

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

The novels written by Paule Marshall are examined chronologically to demonstrate how Africa functions and is represented in her works. Published interviews and essays by Marshall are also examined, as well as critical analysis of her works by scholars.

Africa is present in Paule Marshall's novels through ritual, history, language, and myth. Paule Marshall's work demonstrates how Africanisms operate in the United States and in the Caribbean. She articulates the need for people throughout the African diaspora to confront and use the past as a vehicle for empowerment. Marshall's protagonists are women who find that when they ...


Acknowledgements, Kevin Bowen, David Hunt Mar 1993

Acknowledgements, Kevin Bowen, David Hunt

Trotter Review

All of us at the William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences are extremely grateful to our friends at the Trotter Institute for the opportunity to collaborate on this issue of the Trotter Review. It seems especially appropriate that this issue is being published at the time of the tenth anniversary of the founding of the center, named after William Joiner, Jr., an African-American veteran of the Vietnam War and the university's first director of Veterans' Affairs who died of cancer in 1981.


Introduction, William King Mar 1993

Introduction, William King

Trotter Review

Bloods. Brothers. The Griot. Vietnam Blues. Black Bitches Dancing With Charlie. These titles, and numerous articles, essays, poems, government reports, films, and related items, describe and detail various aspects of the black experience of the American war in Vietnam, the situation on the homefront during that conflict, and some of the things that happened to black veterans upon their return to the "world" in the postwar years. That only selected aspects of that experience are covered arises from the fact that blacks were not nearly as prolific inrecapitulating their tours of duty, forcing us to get at that information indirectly ...


Fragments From A Work In Progress, Elizabeth Allen Mar 1993

Fragments From A Work In Progress, Elizabeth Allen

Trotter Review

A long time ago in a place far away, a place called Vietnam, I had to come to grips with the monkey. The monkey was not war. As a colored woman born in the forties, the monkey was life. Vietnam just forced me to look at it. Maybe it allowed me the opportunity. Who knows. Looking back at it has been almost impossible. You see, growing up my grandmother would always say when I wanted to explain something, "Baby-darling, will talking about something that has already happened change it?" Of course it wouldn't change anything. Any fool knows that ...


Tough Eloquence, Yusef Komunyakaa Mar 1993

Tough Eloquence, Yusef Komunyakaa

Trotter Review

I began reading Etheridge Knight's poetry in the early 1970s, and what immediately caught my attention was his ability to balance an eloquence and toughness, exhibiting a complex man behind the words. His technique and content were one—the profane alongside the sacred—accomplished without disturbing the poem's tonal congruity and imagistic exactitude. Here was a streetwise poet who loved and revered language. Gwendolyn Brooks, Sterling Brown, and Langston Hughes seem to have been his mentors, but Knight appeared to have sprung into the literary world almost fully formed. He had so much control and authority; he was ...


Black Veterans: Organizing And Strategizing For Community Development, Ron E. Armstead Mar 1993

Black Veterans: Organizing And Strategizing For Community Development, Ron E. Armstead

Trotter Review

The following article summarizes the findings and conclusions of a case study that was undertaken as part of the author's master's thesis at MIT. Ford Foundation Professor Frank Jones served as advisor. The study is part of an overall strategy to develop a National Black Veterans Network in conjunction with the Veterans Benefits Clearinghouse, Inc., and the Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust. It is hoped that the study will provide a planning, research, and educational tool to enhance organizing and affordable housing development efforts on behalf of black veterans across the country. Future research is being proposed on ...


"Low-Intensity Warfare" In The Inner City: Veterans' Self-Control Strategies May Ameliorate Community Violence Among Youth, Erwin Randolph Parson Mar 1993

"Low-Intensity Warfare" In The Inner City: Veterans' Self-Control Strategies May Ameliorate Community Violence Among Youth, Erwin Randolph Parson

Trotter Review

The use of weapons in various inner-city communities in America is comparable to Nicaraguan "low-intensity warfare" whose objective was the mass terrorization of civilians by the Contras. Low-intensity warfare theory is defined as "total war at the grassroots level" (Summerfield and Tosser 1991, 85). Violence in the inner cities has been defined in similar ways by many authorities and observers. Although urban violence may not damage the infrastructure of communities to the same extent that lowintensity warfare does, its immediate and long-term impact is nonetheless devastating to human life and to a sense of security. In essence, it is a ...


African Americans And The Persian Gulf Crisis, Jacquelin Howard-Matthews Mar 1993

African Americans And The Persian Gulf Crisis, Jacquelin Howard-Matthews

Trotter Review

This article addresses two issues: the African-American response to United States involvement in the 1990-91 Persian Gulf war and interrelated factors explaining the nature of that response. Despite the historical symbolism associated with African-American participation and disproportionate representation in the military, African Americans composed the most consistently identifiable strata either opposed to or suspicious of the deployment of U.S. troops and military equipment in the Gulf. The pattern of African-American response to the Gulf War is remarkably similar to its underlying reactions to military conflicts taking place in the recent past, including the Vietnam War and Laos invasion of ...


Preface, James Jennings Mar 1993

Preface, James Jennings

Trotter Review

It gives me great pleasure to be part of the publication of this special issue on blacks in the U.S. military. Blacks in America have sacrificed their lives in all of the wars involving the U.S. at the same time that they have struggled for social and racial justice at home. Unfortunately, pervasive myths about the military sacrifices and valor of blacks in this country continue to be held by many Americans. It is also sad that too many blacks find that the military may be the only channel available to them for the realization of social and ...


A Salute To African Americans Who Served In The United States Armed Forces, Harold Horton Mar 1993

A Salute To African Americans Who Served In The United States Armed Forces, Harold Horton

Trotter Review

African Americans have volunteered to participate in every war or conflict in which the United States has been engaged. This is true despite their ancestors having been slaves for 244 years of America's history.

From the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War, African Americans have demanded the right to serve their country in the armed services and, in several instances, they have made the difference between victory or defeat for American troops. Throughout this history, African Americans were ever cognizant of the dual freedoms—their own personal freedom as well as the nation's—for which they so bravely ...


Ua3/8/1 Implementation Plan Minority Recruitment & Retention Goals, Wku President's Office Feb 1993

Ua3/8/1 Implementation Plan Minority Recruitment & Retention Goals, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Minority recruitment and retention goals for WKU.


Newspaper Obituaries; Book 2 (A-D), Afro-American Historical Association Of The Niagara Frontier Jan 1993

Newspaper Obituaries; Book 2 (A-D), Afro-American Historical Association Of The Niagara Frontier

Newspaper Obituaries, African Americans from WNY

No abstract provided.


African American Traditions And The Bible, Vincent L. Wimbush Jan 1993

African American Traditions And The Bible, Vincent L. Wimbush

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

Introduction: Reading the Bible = Reading the Self and the World. African Americans' engagement of the Bible is complex and dynamic. It is a fascinating historical drama, beginning with the Africans' involuntary arrival in the New World. But as sign of the creativity and adaptability of the Africans and of the evocative power of the Bible, the drama continues to the present day, notwithstanding the complexity and controversies of intervening periods. Thus, there is in African Americans' engagement of the Bible potential not only for an interpretive history of their readings as a history of their collective self understandings, visions, hopes ...


Foreword To Old Ship Of Zion, Vincent L. Wimbush Jan 1993

Foreword To Old Ship Of Zion, Vincent L. Wimbush

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

Walter F. Pitts died July 20, 1991. I did not know him personally; I came to know only a part of him through the manuscript-obviously an important part of his life-that has been transformed into the book now before the reader. If that which is created is in the image of its creator, I suspect that had I met Walter Pitts I probably would have liked him very much; I know I would have been impressed by him, and would have learned a great deal from him.

At first, when I was asked by Oxford University Press to review Pitts ...


Slavery And A Low Country South Carolina Merchant-Planter Elite: The Dilemma Of Henry Laurens, Samuel P. Cox Jan 1993

Slavery And A Low Country South Carolina Merchant-Planter Elite: The Dilemma Of Henry Laurens, Samuel P. Cox

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


African-American High School Students' Perceptions Toward Agriculture And Careers In Agriculture , Sidney Leroy Brown Jan 1993

African-American High School Students' Perceptions Toward Agriculture And Careers In Agriculture , Sidney Leroy Brown

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of African-American high school students toward agriculture and careers in agriculture;The sample in this study consisted of 47 African-American students from junior and senior high schools in community school districts in Davenport, Iowa and Wilcox County, Alabama. The research methodology was that of focus groups (qualitative methodology). The survey instrument consisted of 12 statements describing perceptions about agriculture. Of those statements, five statements were orientation (lead in) questions;The specific objectives of the study were to (1) assess the perceptions of African-American high school students toward agriculture, (2) ascertain ...


Book Review Of, The Invisible Empire In The West: Toward A New Historical Appraisal Of The Ku Klux Klan Of The 1920s, Darrell Millner Jan 1993

Book Review Of, The Invisible Empire In The West: Toward A New Historical Appraisal Of The Ku Klux Klan Of The 1920s, Darrell Millner

Black Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

Reviews the book "The Invisible Empire in the West: Toward a New Historical Appraisal of the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s" by Shawn Lay


Crime, Race And Reproduction, Dorothy E. Roberts Jan 1993

Crime, Race And Reproduction, Dorothy E. Roberts

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Ua19/17/1/4 Wku Football Media Guide, Wku Athletic Media Relations Jan 1993

Ua19/17/1/4 Wku Football Media Guide, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

WKU football media guide for 1993.


Racism And Patriarchy In The Meaning Of Motherhood, Dorothy E. Roberts Jan 1993

Racism And Patriarchy In The Meaning Of Motherhood, Dorothy E. Roberts

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


To Separate The Tares From The Corn: Debts And Slaves In Post-Revolutionary Virginia, Philip George Swan Jan 1993

To Separate The Tares From The Corn: Debts And Slaves In Post-Revolutionary Virginia, Philip George Swan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.