AFRCNA 0031 Week 3 Notes
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January 20 2015 Defacto tradition customs and practices not sanctioned by a law Dejuring legal rulings sanctioned by law The Spirit of Black Studies WEB Dubois represents the idea of organic thinking Born February 23 1868 in Great Barrington MA Transition August 27 1963 0 Ghana W Africa Educa on o Fisk University BA 1888 Tennessee 0 Harvard University first Black American to graduate from here Organic Thinker A scholar who is deeply concerned with social conditioned NOT ABSTRACTIONS and how their scholarly work can change the nature of society and transform the day to day reality of people who do not have a heard voice African idea of conception of knowledge 9 SESH 9 organic thinker Not only concerned with ideas that remain in the halls of the American academies Concerned w how hisher ideas can be used to change the nature of society believes that ideas have consequences Intellectually heroic imagination WEB Dubois The profound importance of his scientific achievements were that they laid the materialist foundation for the study of race and racial oppression Took abstract ideas and made them tangible Established that oppression and colonialism were centrally organized mechanisms of the modern world capitalist exploitation 0 World cant be understood or changed without understanding this The Souls of Black Folk by WEB Dubois o The problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color linequot Democracy in America by Alexis de Toucoueville The Philadelphia Negro by WEB Dubois groundbreaking text 0 Initiated the field of urban sociology and advanced empirical sociology itself 0 Empirically verifies the social and class origins of poverty and inequality Why is Dubois still talked about today 0 Quantitativer demonstrated that Black inequality at that time end of 19th century was a creation of poverty and lack of accesses to resources rather than the so called innate inferiority of Black Americans 0 Where does this idea fit in the operational paradigm of Black studies 9 Recovery and transformation as a response to oppression what type of oppression 9 Dejure Two groups Group 1 Accommodation Conservatist Followers of Booker T Washington Group 2 Supporters of Aggressive Protest Pragmatism John Dewy Human knowledge was severely limited to immediate experience life in the momentquot 0 Maintained that the possibilities for changing the world were restricted to the limitations of human knowledge 0 There were as a consequence no revolutionary alternative to poverty exploitation and oppression Is this an organic inorganic idea 9 Inorganic idea because it does not see the possibility of social transformation it says all human ideas are stuck 0 Human reality changes on its own Organic Thinking Results Dubois Niagara Movement A black American civil rights organization founded in 1905 0 Opposed to racial segregation and disenfranchisement 0 Opposed accommodation and conciliation The Crisis Magazine the voice for civil rights Today the Crisis still remains the official publication of the National Association for the Advancement of colored people Pragmatisms Roots British empiricism knowledge derived from experience 0 Subjective idealism metaphysical doctrine that only minds and mental exist no emphasis on the material world 0 Logical positivism idea that observational evidence is indispensible DuBois response to pragmatism o For the young Dubois pragmatist s limitations on knowledge and transforming the world were intellectually unacceptable DuBois argued that the ethical and moral imperative was determined on the basis of what actions they led to The Duboisian Ethic The view that he would apply the principles of the social sciences to the social and economic rise of the Negro peoplequot 0 He sought to do for the issue of racialized oppression what Marx attempted to do for class exploitation The Atlanta Studies 0 One of the most significant bodies of scientific research on Black people at the beginning of the 20th century Colonialism A specific form of exploitation that developed with the expansion of Europe 0 No raw materials or infrastructure began to take shape expansion of Europe into other places like Africa The Berlin Conference 0 Nov 1884 Feb 1885 o Called for by Portugal 0 Organized by German Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck Instituted geometrical boundaries that divided Africa in fifty irregular countries The Berlin Doctrine and Acts 0 The doctrine of effective occupation by which Europe established the idea that it could occupy an entire country by controlling the conference along the coast 0 The doctrine of the spheres of influence by which Europe established its right to control the African coastline 0 Thomas Pakenham January 22 2015 MOVIE IN CLASS BLACK STUDIES USA 0 Write down 2 ideas or people that we have talked about 0 Here are a few of the topics discussed in class Africana Struggle and Resistance 0 For a relevant education Afrocentricity 2 central ideas 0 Subject 0 Object 0 Why are these ideas important 0 Important because of colonial education which distorted omitted abandoned excluded disinformed and misinformed the record about African people 0 American education also included distortion Four Basic Thrusts of Student Movement 0 The Civil Rights Movement 0 Break down barriers of legal segregation in public accommodations Achieve equality and justice for black Americans Organize black Americans into a selfconscious force capable of defining defending and advancing their interested Intellectual democracy De Jure sanctioned by law Women in black studies
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