Defending the Paradigm

  title={Defending the Paradigm},
  author={Adisa A. Alkebulan},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={410 - 427}
  • A. Alkebulan
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • Art
  • Journal of Black Studies
Recent attacks on Africana studies follow a historic path of institutionalized racism in the academy and its custodians questioning the discipline’s relevance. These ongoing attacks demonstrate this society’s refusal to allow African people’s full participation within it. Therefore, the assault on Africana studies is really an assault on African people. This article seeks to remind scholars in African studies that the Afrocentric idea has been the guiding paradigm of the discipline and it not… 
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