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Shawna Rose Brown Professor Eversley-Bradwell Intro to African Diaspora February 5, 2008 Reading Response 2 In “Introduction to Black Studies” the author Maulana Karenga gives a brief history of Black Studies, and addresses several important issues. Some of issues outlined are that the accomplishments of Blacks should be emphasized more than their struggle, to avoid considering them as “victims,” and that cultural roots are vital in the study and understanding of Black Studies. One of the key points outlined the introduction is that more emphasis should be placed on the accomplishments of Blacks, and what they overcame, rather than how it was overcome in regard to the struggles of the Blacks. However, I feel that excluding the study of the Black struggle excludes a very important part of history. If we study the fact the slaves were owned, but not how they were treated, and not how they coped with the harshness, then we miss an important part of Black cultural, and how it came about and evolved. If we focus mostly on the
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course CSCR 106 taught by Professor Eversley-bradwell during the Spring '08 term at Ithaca College.

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