quote:Originally posted by ZAKAR:
Imagine if black colleges taught about true african american history, imagine if we as a people financed programs and research that studies topics important to us , how strong could the impact be. What if our best and brightest taught at these schools, what if we developed strong international programs so that black schools in america can hook up with black schools all over the globe especially in africa, how big could this be,
My argument is that there are indeed colleges, departments, and professors who possess these very same goals that you are advocating. Na'im Akbar, a renowed Black psychologist, activist, and Afrocentric scholar has been a professor at Floria State University since 1979. Molefi Kete Asante, a controversial African-American scholar whose book Afrocentricity generated the term "Afrocentrism" is currently a Professor of African-American Studies at Temple University, where he created the world's first doctoral program in African American Studies in 1987. Marimba Ani, author of Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior was a professor at Hunter College, New York for 30 years! Therefore, the professors and departments are out there. We just cannot expect for these people to come to us. You have to make the contacts, the phone calls, and the visits. Be persistent, hungry, and eager for whatever it is you are aiming to achieve. Stop waiting around for it just to happen.
"A person who does the very best that he can to reach his goals is rarely disappointed."