The Western Journal of Black Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring

Affirmative Action: Why We Should Consider Reform
Drawing into sharp relief the negative impacts of racial preferences on motivation, several conservative scholars such as Thomas Sowell and Shelby Steele have argued that terminating affirmative action will give African Americans fresh impetus to develop...
African American Psychology: From Africa to America
African American Psychology: From Africa to America AUTHORS: FAYE Z. BELGRAVE AND KEVIN W. ALLLISON SAGE PUBLICATIONS, 2005 PRICE: $54.95 ISBN: 0-7619-2471-X African American Psychology: From Africa to America is a comprehensive book...
Exploring the Relationship between Race-Related Stress, Identity, and Well-Being among African Americans
For almost four hundred years, racism has plagued the personal development of African Americans. Since 1619, when a group of Europeans arrived on America's shores carrying a cargo of African slaves, racism has been responsible for the racial and ethnic...
In the Shadow of Barack Obama: Two African American Senatorial Candidates in Georgia's 2004 Elections: Republican Herman Cain and Democrat Denise Majette
Many will remember that, during the presidential election of 2004, incumbent President George W. Bush won reelection over Democratic challenger Senator John Kerry (D-Mass). Others will remember that African American Barack Obama (D-III) won a Senate...
Is There a Racial/ethnic Hierarchy in Health Status and Care
Introduction An important marker of a nation's level of social, economic, and even political development is the well-being of its population. Health determines longevity, life expectancy, economic productivity, and both the mental and physical quality...
Race, Environmental Justice, and Interest Group Mobilizations: Hazardous Waste and the Case of Sumter County, Alabama
Over the past two decades, the issue of hazardous waste has ranked as a serious issue in the United States. Each year, approximately 275 million metric tons of hazardous waste is generated in the United States (Faupel, Bailey, Griffin, 1991). However,...
The Effects of Race on College Selectivity
In 1954 the Supreme Court of the United States rendered a landmark decision in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case that has since influenced (either indirectly or directly) all local, state, as well as national educational policy decisions...
The Works of William Wells Brown: Using His "Strong, Manly Voice"
The Works of William Wells Brown: Using His "Strong, Manly Voice" EDITORS: PAULA GARRETT AND HOLLIS ROBBINS OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2006 PRICE: $19.00 ISBN: 0-195-30963-4 In this collection of past publications called The Works of William...

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