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Making it on broken promises : leading African American male scholars confront the culture of higher education

Author: Lee Jones; Cornel West
Publisher: Sterling, Va. : Stylus, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Sixteen of America's leading scholars offer an uncompromising critique of the academy from their perspective as African American men." "They challenge dominant majority assumptions about the culture of higher education, most particularly its claims of openness to diversity and divergent traditions." "What is remarkable about the chapters that make up this book - despite the authors' different paths to success,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Jones; Cornel West
ISBN: 1579220509 9781579220501
OCLC Number: 49964079
Description: xix, 204 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A message from our elders / Lee Jones --
The data speak : no rest for the weary / William B. Harvey --
The psychological dilemma of African American academicians / Na'im Akbar --
One by one, or one : Africans and the academy / Asa G. Hilliard III --
Examining the pitfalls facing African American males / Cyrus Marcellus Ellis --
Equity and excellence : is there room for African American Ph. D.'s? / Charles Rankin --
Come so far, but so far to go : interview with Dr. Joseph White / Joseph White, Kamau Siwatu --
Understanding the socialization process / William H. Watkins --
Culture, style, and cognition : expanding the boundaries of the learning paradigm for African American learners in the community college / Irving Pressley McPhail --
The role of Black colleges in educating African American men : an interview with Nathan McCall / Nathan McCall, Tony Anderson --
Afrocentricity and the African American male in college / Molefi Kete Asante --
Affective computing : the reverse digital divide / Clarence "Skip" Ellis --
Visualizing the framework for access and success : democracy demands that we care / Frank W. Hale, Jr.--
From Na Ezaleli to the Jegnoch : the force of the African family for Black men in higher education / Wade W. Nobles (Nana Kwaku Berko I aka Ifagbemi Sangodare) --
The prerequisites for academic leadership / Charlie Nelms.
Responsibility: edited by Lee Jones ; foreword by Cornel West.

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"Sixteen of America's leading scholars offer an uncompromising critique of the academy from their perspective as African American men." "They challenge dominant majority assumptions about the culture of higher education, most particularly its claims of openness to diversity and divergent traditions." "What is remarkable about the chapters that make up this book - despite the authors' different paths to success, their disparate fields of study, and their distinct voices - is their almost unanimous message that higher education is inimical to African Americans."--Jacket.

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