Black Men in the Academy

Black Men in the Academy

During the ASHE conference, I also connected with many Black male ... However, the disappointment with Black males in the Academy would not last forever.

Author: Brian L. McGowan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137567284

Category: Education

Page: 234

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Using an anti-deficit approach, Black Men in the Academy explores narratives of resiliency, success, and achievement for black men in the academy. This book is an important text for scholars interested in promoting success in education for underrepresented minorities.
Categories: Education

Black Men in the Academy

Black Men in the Academy

This book is an important text for scholars interested in promoting success in education for underrepresented minorities.

Author: Brian L. McGowan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137567284

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 467

Using an anti-deficit approach, Black Men in the Academy explores narratives of resiliency, success, and achievement for black men in the academy. This book is an important text for scholars interested in promoting success in education for underrepresented minorities.
Categories: Education

A Broken Silence

A Broken Silence

This book addresses the interlocking systems of race and gender in institutions of higher education in America.

Author: Lena Wright Myers

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0897897935

Category: Social Science

Page: 126

View: 160

This book addresses the interlocking systems of race and gender in institutions of higher education in America. The study is based on empirical data from African American women of various disciplines in faculty and administrative positions at traditionally white colleges and universities. It focuses primarily on narratives of the women in terms of how they are affected by racism, as well as sexism as they perform their duties in their academic environments. The findings suggest that a common thread exists relative to the experiences of the women. The book challenges and dispels the myth that Black progress has led to equality for African American women in the academy. The results of this study make it even more critical that the voices of African American women be heard and their experiences in the academy be expressed. This may be one way to inform academic and lay readers that racism and sexism are not dead.
Categories: Social Science

Breaking the Color Barrier

Breaking the Color Barrier

Breaking the Color Barrier examines the black community's efforts to integrate the Naval Academy, as well as the experiences that black midshipmen encountered at Annapolis.

Author: Robert John Schneller

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814740132

Category: History

Page: 331

View: 538

Is New York a post-secular city? Massive immigration and cultural changes have created an increasingly complex social landscape in which religious life plays a dynamic role. Yet the magnitude of religion's impact on New York's social life has gone unacknowledged. New York Glory gathers together for the first time the best research on religion in contemporary New York City. It includes contributors from every major research project on religion in New York to provide a comprehensive look at the current state of religion in the city. Moving beyond broad surveys into specific case studies of communities and institutions, it provides a window onto the diversity of religious life in New York. From Italian Catholics, Mormons, Muslims, and Russian Jews to Zen Buddhists, Rastafarians, and Pentecostal Latinas, New York Glory both captures the richness of religious life in New York City and provides an important foundation for our understanding of the current and future shape of religion in America.
Categories: History

Blue Gold and Black

Blue   Gold and Black

Blue & Gold and Black is the history of integration of African Americans into the Naval Academy. The book examines how civil rights advocates' demands for equal opportunity shaped the Naval Academy's evolution.

Author: Robert J. Schneller

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603444170

Category: History

Page: 437

View: 754

During the twentieth century, the U.S. Naval Academy evolved from a racist institution to one that ranked equal opportunity among its fundamental tenets. This transformation was not without its social cost, however, and black midshipmen bore the brunt of it. Blue & Gold and Black is the history of integration of African Americans into the Naval Academy. The book examines how civil rights advocates’ demands for equal opportunity shaped the Naval Academy’s evolution. Author Robert J. Schneller Jr. analyzes how changes in the Academy’s policies and culture affected the lives of black midshipmen, as well as how black midshipmen effected change in the Academy’s policies and culture. Most institutional history is written from the top down, while most social history is written from the bottom up. Based on the documentary record as well as on the memories of hundreds of midshipmen and naval officers, Blue & Gold and Black includes both perspectives. By examining both the institution and the individual, a much more accurate picture emerges of how racial integration occurred at the Naval Academy. Schneller takes a biographical approach to social history. Through written correspondence, responses to questionnaires, memoirs, and oral histories, African American midshipmen recount their experiences in their own words. Rather than setting adrift their humanity and individuality in oceans of statistics, Schneller uses their first-hand recollections to provide insights into the Academy’s culture that cannot be gained from official records. Covering the Jim Crow era, the civil rights movement, and the empowerment of African Americans from the late 1960s through the end of the twentieth century, Blue & Gold and Black traces the transformation of an institution that produces men and women who lead not only the Navy, but also the nation.
Categories: History

Annapolis Creed

Annapolis Creed

This book is another true untold story that should have been told years ago like Red Tails and Hidden Figures.

Author: Jordan Smith

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1521401861

Category:

Page: 506

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This book is another true untold story that should have been told years ago like Red Tails and Hidden Figures. Dr. Jordan B. Smith, Jr. became the first African-American to become the Color Company Commander at the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis or USNA) in 1976. The Class of 1976 African Americans set the pathway for changes by demonstrating that blacks and other minorities had earned the right to be in Annapolis. The incidents and events are authentic. This book is about life as a Midshipman, and specifically, one of the black men who graduated from the Naval Academy in 1976 whose accomplishment ignites a communication frenzy among the media as another Navy tradition goes away. The cover picture shows a black girl wearing a traditional southern bell formal white dress. This story of this accomplishment makes public that Blacks could compete with their white counterparts and live in harmony. These black midshipmen pioneers of Annapolis brings an end to the discriminatory tolerant institutions of learning at the United States Naval Academy. At the time the author though this accomplishment was insignificant, but it faded away with time and only existed as a memory. The cover picture of this book is on display in the Naval Museum in Annapolis, Maryland. The image is shown in a glass case just pass uniforms of Admiral Nimitz and Farragut. Most African-Americans today are familiar with Black sports professionals like Michael Jordan and few if any know anything about the accomplishment of African-Americans who broke barriers to scuttle Navy traditions. The achievements of these Black military men are well concealed and camouflaged. However, no significant progress ever happens without setbacks, diversions, decisions, failures, and modifications of strategies. Perseverance and struggle in making the dream a reality has never me failed throughout my lifetime. It is the development of Dr. Smith's growing mindset that allowed him to believe that he could become the 17th Company Commander, lead his company to 1st place, and became the Color Company Commander in 1976. His positive growing mindset was the key to overcoming obstacles throughout his lifetime. His vision was against all mathematical odds because of the discriminatory history of the Naval Academy. Can you dream? Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, Jordan B Smith, Jr, 's destiny in 1972 was to enter the United States Naval Academy. This book is about his life and how the events in his life help change discriminatory practices at the Academy and the United States Marine Corps between 1972-1996.
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Black Faculty in the Academy

Black Faculty in the Academy

journals such as Diverse Issues (see Watson, 2012) have continued to force Black male issues to the forefront, causing research on Black men to more likely ...

Author: Fred A. Bonner II

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317917878

Category: Education

Page: 162

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Through candid discussions and personal counter-narrative stories, Black Faculty in the Academy explores the experiences and challenges faced by faculty of color in academe. Black faculty in predominantly White college and university settings must negotiate multiple and competing identities while struggling with issues of marginality, otherness, and invisible barriers. This important book illuminates how faculty can develop a professional identity that leads to success in academe, while at the same time remaining true to cultural and personal identities. Through rich narratives, chapter authors situate race-related encounters at the center of their experience in an effort to deconstruct and challenge commonly held assumptions about life in academe. They also provide key recommendations and strategies to help faculty of color ensure their continued professional success. Framed by critical race theory, these stories show how faculty can successfully maneuver through all stages of a career in academe, including tenure and promotion, publication, mentoring, networking, teaching, and dealing with institutional climate issues. This valuable book is for faculty and administrators seeking to create an environment that nurtures professional growth and fosters success among Black faculty.
Categories: Education

The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents 2 volumes

The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents  2 volumes

While doing so, the study of black men has been poorly and insuf- ficiently ... Journal of Men's Studies on the challenges facing black men in the academy.

Author: Kirkland C. Vaughans

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313381997

Category: Psychology

Page: 615

View: 670

Drawing on personal insights and research-based knowledge, this important work facilitates understanding of the psychological struggles of young African American males and offers ameliorative strategies. • The work of 30 distinguished contributors, from Marion Wright Edelman to Ellis Cose • Perspectives and solutions from disciplines as wide-ranging as clinical psychology, law, sociology, and poetry • Original, cutting-edge research by the authors
Categories: Psychology

Black Men Intergenerational Colonialism and Behavioral Health

Black Men  Intergenerational Colonialism  and Behavioral Health

Black men are less likely than others to be a playable character in a ... are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars) and the ...

Author: Donald E. Grant Jr.

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030211141

Category: Psychology

Page: 259

View: 570

This book provides an in-depth historical exploration of the risk and protective factors that generate disproportionality in the psychological wellness, somatic health, and general safety of Black men in four industrialized Euronormative nations. It provides a detailed analysis of how nationalism, globalism, colonialism, and imperialism have facilitated practices, philosophies, and policies to support the development and maintenance of inter-generational systems of oppression for Black men and boys. The text juxtaposes empirically-supported constructs like historical trauma and epigenetics with current outcomes for Black men in the US, the UK, France and Canada. It details how contemporary institutions, practices, and policies (such as psychological testing, the school to prison pipeline, and over-incarceration) are reiterations of historic ones (such as convict leasing, debt peonage, and the Jim Crow laws). The text uses paleontological, archaeological, and anthropological research to cover over 200,000 years of history. It closes with strength-based paradigms aimed to dismantle oppressive structures, support the post-traumatic growth of Black men and boys, and enhance the systems and practitioners that serve them.
Categories: Psychology

Black Men in Higher Education

Black Men in Higher Education

The education status of AfricanAmerican males in the 21st century. Journal of Negro Education, 76(3),324–333. ... African American menand the academy. InL.

Author: J. Luke Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134699254

Category: Education

Page: 120

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Black Men in Higher Education bridges theory to practice in order to better prepare practitioners in their efforts to increase the success of Black male students in colleges and universities. In this comprehensive but manageable text, leading researchers J. Luke Wood and Robert T. Palmer highlight the current status of Black men in higher education and review relevant research literature and theory on their experiences in various postsecondary education contexts. The authors also provide and contextualize innovative, actionable strategies and solutions to help institutions increase the participation and success of Black male college students. The most recent addition to the Key Issues on Diverse College Students series, this volume is a valuable resource for student affairs and higher education professionals to better serve Black men in higher education.
Categories: Education

Exposing the culture of Arrogance in the Academy

Exposing the  culture of Arrogance  in the Academy

A Blueprint for Increasing Black Faculty Satisfaction in Higher Education Gail L. Thompson, Angela Louque. PWIs. Bonner (2004) found that African American ...

Author: Gail L. Thompson

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 9781579221133

Category: Education

Page: 192

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There generally remains a gulf between the way most Black faculty perceive the racial climate at their institutions and the recognition by non-Black faculty and administrators that there are problems and that these perceptions have merit. This book is intended to promote a productive dialogue. This book weaves the authors' own experiences with the responses of 136 Black faculty to a questionnaire, and a smaller sample who were interviewed, to identify the factors that determine Black faculty's satisfaction or dissatisfaction with their jobs and institutions. Recurring themes underscore the importance of a supportive work environment that is built on mutual respect, full inclusion in the decision-making process, and an institutional climate that does not tolerate cultural insensitivity or racism. The qualitative and quantitative information and the authors' conclusions can help postsecondary institutions improve Black faculty satisfaction levels, and ultimately, retention rates. This book will resonate with any Black faculty who have felt frustrated enough to consider leaving a postsecondary institution and with those who are content at their current institutions. For non-Black faculty and for administrators of all races, the book illuminates the sources of job satisfaction and dissatisfaction, explains the reasons their Black colleagues leave or stay, and offers valuable recommendations for change. For anyone, at any level, interested in the issue of the racial climate at his or her institution, this book offers a constructive framework for discussion and action
Categories: Education

Black American Males in Higher Education

Black American Males in Higher Education

Approximately 21 living Black males are featured in the Portrait Collection of the National Academy of Sciences (National Academy Sciences, 2008) as members ...

Author: Henry T. Frierson

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781849506434

Category: Education

Page: 376

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Part of the "Emerald's Diversity in Higher Education" series, this volume presents discussions related to reports on research and theoretical views pertaining to Black males in higher education. It also includes discussions of intervention programs within or associated with institutions of higher education.
Categories: Education

African American Army Officers of World War I

African American Army Officers of World War I

Reconstruction amendments, African American men obtained an opportunity to ... black men to West Point.36 These men entered the army's military academy, ...

Author: Adam P. Wilson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476620077

Category: History

Page: 236

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In April 1917, Congress approved President Woodrow Wilson’s request to declare war on the Central Powers, thrusting the United States into World War I with the rallying cry, “The world must be made safe for democracy.” Two months later 1,250 African American men—college graduates, businessmen, doctors, lawyers, reverends and non-commissioned officers—volunteered to become the first blacks to receive officer training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. Denied the full privileges and protections of democracy at home, they prepared to defend it abroad in hopes that their service would be rewarded with equal citizenship at war’s end. This book tells the stories of these black American soldiers’ lives during training, in combat and after their return home. The author addresses issues of national and international racism and equality and discusses the Army’s use of African American troops, the creation of a segregated officer training camp, the war’s implications for civil rights in America, and military duty as an obligation of citizenship.
Categories: History

Making it on Broken Promises

Making it on Broken Promises

"This book provides an occasion to examine the complex conjuncture between the White supremacist realities of the American Academy and the often threatening presence of brilliant Black men in the Academy.

Author: Lee Jones

Publisher: Stylus Pub Llc

ISBN: 1579220509

Category: Education

Page: 204

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"This book provides an occasion to examine the complex conjuncture between the White supremacist realities of the American Academy and the often threatening presence of brilliant Black men in the Academy. This challenging book should also serve as an inspiration for a new generation of Black men deeply devoted to the life of the mind in or outside the Academy." --From the foreward by Cornel West. 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. They take issue with the processes that determine what is legitimized as scholarship, as well as with who wields the power to authenticate it. They describe the debilitating pressures to subordinate Black identity to a supposedly universal but hegemonic Eurocentric culture. They question the academy's valuing of individuality and its privileging of dichotomy over their cultural styles of community, humanism and synthesis. They also range over such issues as culturally mediated styles of cognition, the misuse of standardized testing, the disproportionate burden of service placed on African American faculty and a reward system that discounts it.
Categories: Education

In The Company Of Black Men

In The Company Of Black Men

The African Influence on African American Culture in New York City Craig Steven ... On July 21, 1820, the black men gathered at Rose Street Academy (an ...

Author: Craig Steven Wilder

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814793695

Category: History

Page: 333

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From the subaltern assemblies of the enslaved in colonial New York City to the benevolent New York African Society of the early national era to the formation of the African Blood Brotherhood in twentieth-century Harlem, voluntary associations have been a fixture of African American communities. In the Company of Black Men examines New York City over three centuries to show that enslaved Africans provided the institutional foundation upon which African American religious, political, and social culture could flourish. Craig Steven Wilder's research is particularly exciting in its assertion that Africans entered the Americas equipped with intellectual traditions and sociological models that facilitated a communitarian response to oppression. Presenting a dramatic shift from previous work which has viewed African American male associations as derivative and imitative of white male counterparts, In the Company of Black Men provides a template for investigating antebellum black institutions.
Categories: History

Pearl s Secret

Pearl s Secret

His family history and the remarkable climax to his search make this an unforgettable story."—Gordon Parks, author of The Learning Tree "With this book, Neil Henry, an outstanding newspaper journalist who has become an influential ...

Author: Neil Henry

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520227309

Category: History

Page: 321

View: 278

"Pearl's Secret is a masterful memoir. As he leads the reader through the awful history of American race relations, Henry narrates the search for his ancestry with lyrical wonder and honesty. His voice is neither cynical nor romantic, but pulses with the mystery of human behavior, a sociological detective transforming his singular quest into a universal one. What emerges inevitably along the way is the secret of Henry's own amazing grace."—David Maraniss, author of First In His Class and When Pride Still Mattered "Neil Henry combines an investigative journalist's zeal for fact-digging with a talented writer's insight and sensitivity to produce an extraordinarily moving portrayal of his own racially-divided family."—James V. Risser, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist "Pearl's Secret is a haunting, boldly conceived memoir that explores the warped complexities of Black-White relations in the United States with a compassionate grace. A seasoned journalist and artful storyteller, Henry jars the reader into contemplating the idiocy of racism by bringing us along on his geneological journey of poignant discovery."—Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History and Director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans "Pearl's Secret is riveting—I couldn't stop turning pages. Neil Henry's extraordinary racial journey takes him through fascinating terrain—both personal and historical. His relentless search for his white roots is both engaging and moving. As he traces the migration of his English great great grandfather from Kent to a small backwater town in the American South, Henry uncovers a wealth of surprising details. His family history and the remarkable climax to his search make this an unforgettable story."—Gordon Parks, author of The Learning Tree "With this book, Neil Henry, an outstanding newspaper journalist who has become an influential academician, joins the growing ranks of African-American authors in newsrooms and the academy who are generously sharing their lives and experiences in vivid examinations of the realities of race in a changing world. It is a moving American story with poignant lessons for all of us."—Leonard Downie Jr., executive editor of The Washington Post "Pearl's Secret is an elegant, intimate journey through the American past and present. It slides effortlessly among genres—detective story, memoir, history—and succeeds at every level. Its revelations about race and identity lie at the wounded heart of American culture."—Steve Coll, managing editor of The Washington Post "Neil Henry's journey to find the truth of his roots is a remarkable mix of investigative and personal journalism at its most courageous and compelling."—Tom Goldstein, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University "This fine book tells an unusual and surprising story. It also introduces a remarkable writer. I read it with great interest and pleasure and I expect that you will too."—Donald E. Graham, Chairman, The Washington Post "A kind of real life detective story where what's been lost and what's finally found is part of the author's identity. Henry is a dogged, civilized sleuth. What he finds is revealing, ugly, and fascinating. Pearl's Secret deals with the racial divide not as the subject for a treatise on hate but for one on healing. That, in itself, is news."—John Lahr, author of Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography of Joe Orton "I love Neil Henry and his work. Pearl's Secret is a beauty and his best work. He has found the narrative line—and humanity—in the generations. Like all great books it is a tale of self-discovery and surprise."—Bob Woodward, co-author of All the President's Men
Categories: History

Black Men Teaching in Urban Schools

Black Men Teaching in Urban Schools

academy as well. Here, I want to emphasize two. First, scholars who study Black men's participation in the American teaching profession can present our ...

Author: Edward Brockenbrough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317448501

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 907

This volume follows eleven Black male teachers from an urban, predominantly Black school district to reveal a complex set of identity politics and power dynamics that complicate these teachers’ relationships with students and fellow educators. It provides new and important insights into what it means to be a Black male teacher and suggests strategies for school districts, teacher preparation programs, researchers and other stakeholders to rethink why and how we recruit and train Black male teachers for urban K-12 classrooms.
Categories: Social Science

Black Men and Blue Water

Black Men and Blue Water

It was a warm summer afternoon when Bill and his little sister Nell headed out with their fishing poles and snacks for the little pond in the meadow.

Author: Chester A. Wright

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781434370600

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 594

This story or history was written to correct one of the many wrongs in the recording of American History. It is a fact that the victors in battle or those in power in peace write the history of past events to support their views of what should have happened versus the cold hard facts. This is the story of the Stewards, Cooks and Messboys who manned that branch of naval service. The story of the men who fought and served under trying circumstances. The story of men who served their country when to do so was to endure, or to appear to accept the humiliating admission of one's own inferiority. In this story can be found the heretofore-unwritten chapters of one phase of the Negroes' march toward freedom in America, written by a man who participated in it.
Categories: Fiction

The Black Professoriat

The Black Professoriat

Negotiating a Habitable Space in the Academy Sandra Jackson, Richard Greggory Johnson. cultural image of the African American male , point in case occurred ...

Author: Sandra Jackson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 143311027X

Category: Education

Page: 254

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Sandra Jackson is Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Director of the Center for African and Black Diaspora at DePaul University. Her areas of interest include feminist theorizing, women's autobiography, girls' studies, young adult literature and representations of gender, science fiction, utopian and dystopian literature and film, and gender and higher education. Dr. Jackson is widely published. --
Categories: Education

Mentoring Black Male Teens

Mentoring Black Male Teens

... AT WILL ACADEMY'S REFERENCE GUIDE TO MENTORING AND TEACHING YOUNG BLACK MALE TEENS Congratulations and welcome to the Life Skills at Will Academy team.

Author: Calvin G. Williams

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796057010

Category: Self-Help

Page: 74

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My primary reason for writing this book is, if I can’t stand and help my own community, why should I expect anyone else to do so? I also believe that the primary reason behind the enormous number of black men lacking the ability to function in this society is due to the lack of progressive culture, the lack of structure and fathers who have been removed from the family for one reason or another.
Categories: Self-Help