The Western Journal of Black Studies

Journal focusing on issues regarding the African American experience in the United States.

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 2, Summer

Afros and Elephants: Black Republican Candidates Running Statewide in 2006
Introduction For a variety of reasons, some Republican Party strategists and activists have long advocated that the party increase its efforts to win more African American votes. Increased outreach is of paramount importance, as the party struggles...
Black Women's Intellectual Traditions: Speaking Their Minds
Black Women's Intellectual Traditions: Speaking their Minds AUTHORS: KRISTIN WATERS AND CAROL B. CONAWAY UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT PRESS, BOSTON 2007 PRICE: $35.00 ISBN: 1584656340 In this collection called Black Women's Intellectual Traditions:...
Confronting the Crisis: Organ Transplantation in the African American Community
Organ and tissue transplantation is increasingly successful as biomedicine and surgical techniques have advanced and multiplied since the 1960s. Recent televised appeals for organ and bone marrow donation have increased the public's awareness of these...
From Black Power to Black Studies: How A Radical Social Movement Became an Academic Discipline
From Black Power to Black Studies: How A Radical Social Movement Became An Academic Discipline AUTHOR: FABIO ROJAS JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2007 PRICE: $45.00 ISBN: 0-8018861-98 CLOTH In From Black Power to Black Studies: How A...
Instructional Technologies Designed by and for African Americans: An Examination of Several Works
When society has failed to properly educate black people, African Americans have created instructional products, using the available technologies, to better educate themselves. These instructional technologies exemplify products that are culture specific...
Not Even a Blue Box: Afro-Indian Relations in Black History Textbooks
In Common with most senior professors I now readily and comfortably concede that I learn as much from my undergraduates as I do from colleagues and from research. When I was a junior professor, of course, I admitted no such thing as I regularly reminded...
What's Race Got to Do with It? Looking for the Racial Dimensions of Gentrification
"White people walking their dogs." This simple sight has eyebrows raised and heads turning, in a predominantly black area of Nashville, Tennessee, which is said to be in the early stages of gentrification. The spotting of white dogwalkers--along with...