Racial Economies of Academia: Africana Studies as Arbiter

  title={Racial Economies of Academia: Africana Studies as Arbiter},
  author={Joshua Myers},
  journal={Journal of African American Studies},
  • Joshua Myers
  • Published 1 March 2015
  • Education
  • Journal of African American Studies
Recent scholarship that suggests the continuity of assaults on the Black body is often articulated from academic spaces. This should neither surprise nor comfort us. Whereas the academy has been an intellectual space which has been complicit in the physical and intellectual justifications of nonwhite inferiority, it has also emerged as the space where it is now en vogue to question the normative valuations of whiteness. But, has anything changed? Are there any contradictions in such an ordering… 

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