The Importance Of Black Studies

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Black studies is the study of African peoples in their current and historical unfolding (Karenga). It came about during the Civil Rights Movement to establish a people as one and to create a discipline of study that was unheard of. Not only was this study unheard, but it did not exist. The European views of History have been taught for centuries—even to this very day. The truth about Black history and culture had been hidden and dismissed from society until people fought to make it something real. The history behind Black studies and how it came to be started not long ago. Black studies came into being in the 1960s because of the Civil Rights Movement (Karenga). During this time, blacks were facing legal segregation and discrimination in …show more content…
The most obvious is the relevance Black Studies has to the social sciences. The social sciences study humans, their history, and their culture. Exclusion of Black Studies from the curriculum is excluding whole peoples and does not aid in the discovery of new information. Black Studies should also be taught with history because the history that has been taught is a Europeanized view of the history, that does not include views of the third world …show more content…
There have been distortions, discrepancies, lies, and omission of black history and culture taught in educational institutions. Blacks should indulge in Black studies so they can know the history and truth of their people and be advocates for change and intellectuals to spread the knowledge. Others should engage in Black Studies for the same reasons, to spread the truth and knowledge to other peoples. Blacks should be the ones to research African American studies; however, they should not limit themselves to this one main subject. Although, if blacks do not research their own people, no one else is going

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