The Western Journal of Black Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 4, Winter

An Investigation of African American College Students' Beliefs about Anti-Middle Eastern Hate Crime and Victims in the Wake of September 11th
As a nation, the U.S. has touted the fact of its diversity as an aspect of its strength and relative superiority in the global community (Parrillo, 1996). Although somewhat paradoxically, at the same time that the U.S. symbolically embraces the notion...
From Bakke to Grutter: The Supreme Court and the Struggle over Affirmative Action in the Era of Globalization
Introduction: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 has been heralded as one of the most important pieces of legislation geared toward bringing about full equality for blacks in America. It made it unlawful to discriminate or segregate persons on the basis...
Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Challenge of Teacher Licensure Tests
Introduction The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the teacher testing requirements of Title II of the 1998 Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 have accentuated the pressure on teacher preparation institutions across the country to...
Historiographical Concerns in the History of Anthropology
Since the late 1960s, George W. Stocking Jr., professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Chicago, has--with only occasional lapses--pursued a strictly internalist methodological approach to the historical investigation of the European...
Psyche and Society in the Slave Construction of Race
In post 1960s scholarship, students of race in the Americas agreed that there were no inherent differences among the earth's peoples and that race had therefore been constructed. They also agreed that one of the products of this construction, blacks,...
Racial Identity and Policy Making: Redefining Whiteness
Introduction Racial identity presented itself as a matter of trammels and impediments, as "tightening bonds about my feet." As I looked out into my racial world, the whole thing verged on tragedy. My "way was cloudy" and the approach to its high...

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