16 Facts About African-American studies


Black African-American studies, or Africana African-American studies, is an interdisciplinary academic field that primarily focuses on the study of the history, culture, and politics of the peoples of the African diaspora and Africa.

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The creation of programs and departments in Black African-American studies was a common demand of protests and sit-ins by minority students and their allies, who felt that their cultures and interests were underserved by the traditional academic structures.

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Unlike the other stages, Black African-American studies grew out of mass rebellions of black college students and faculty in search of a scholarship of change.

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The fourth stage, the new name "Africana African-American studies" involved a theoretical elaboration of the discipline of Black African-American studies according to African cultural reclamation and disparate tenets in the historical and cultural issues of Africanity within a professorial interpretation of the interactions between these fields and college administrations.

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Thus, Africana African-American studies reflected the mellowing and institutionalization of the Black African-American studies movement in the course of its integration into the mainstream academic curriculum.

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Rather, the academics, and the scholarship they have produced about African American African-American studies, has been characterized as bearing an "Aryan hegemonic worldview.

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Systematic Africology, which is a research method in the field of Black African-American studies that was developed by Asante, utilizes the theory of Afrocentricity to analyze and evaluate African phenomena.

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In February 2002, a continuing education diploma program in Afro-Colombian African-American studies was developed and began to be offered at the University of Cauca in Belalcazar, Caldas.

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Juan Garcia, who was one of the founders of the Center of Afro-Ecuadorian Studies, is a leading scholar in Afro-Ecuadorian African-American studies and has contributed considerably to the development of the programs in Chota Valley and Quito.

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Additionally, there has been some scholarship in Afro-Peruvian African-American studies developed in the United States and a panel on Afro-Peruvian African-American studies at a conference hosted on December 11, 2019, by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research in the United States.

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Since 1996, the amount of scholarship of Afro-Uruguayan African-American studies has increased as a result of increased global focus on Afro-Latin American African-American studies.

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Curriculum for Afro-Venezuelan African-American studies was developed at Universidad Politecnica Territorial de Barlovento Argelia Laya, in Higuerote, Barlovento, by Alejandro Correa.

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Past and present gender African-American studies publications tend to carry assumptions of Black men and boys being criminals and assailants of Black women and white women.

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Consequently, past and present gender African-American studies publications tend to contain paradigms, theories, and narratives that are grounded in anti-Black misandry, along with a theoretically constructed language of hypermasculinity, and tend to be ill-equipped at understanding Black males as victims.

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One of the major setbacks with Black African-American studies programs or departments is that there is a lack of financial resources available to students and faculty.

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On many campuses, directors of Black African-American studies have little to no autonomy—they do not have the power to hire or grant tenure to faculty.

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