What is “Africana”?
I’ll tell you. It means “I have a chip on my shoulders bigger than Enchanted Rock!” This looney lib spoke at my daughters welcome ceremony at Texas A&M this year. Thirty mimutes of the most off the wall leftist drivel I had ever heard. My daughter leaned over and told me it would be a cold day in hell before she took a class from the liberal wacko. I knew then that no professor could undo the cradle conservative Pro-Lifer I had raised.
From Kimberly N. Brown:
Africana is a term that refers to any cultural and intellectual production relating to Africa and its Diaspora. Our faculty expertise in this area includes the literature, society, history and culture of Africa, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States. AFST (Africana Studies) uses a cultural studies approach to investigate black ways of knowing as alternative methods to those posed by Western epistemology or white patriarchy. The program rejects monolithic constructions of blackness and instead examines its construction across ethnic, regional, and national boundaries. AFST privileges cutting-edge scholarship that challenges stereotypical or traditional expectations of the cultural production of peoples of Africa and of African descent.