Id just heard this on the radio. Professor Coleman was interviews and said that part of the class was to keep a daily journal on issues related to the black man in America.
To paraphrase he said that when you see 3 black men on the corner, approach it from the viewpoint that they do so because theyve been denied the chance to do anything else in society and that this is actually a from of abuse.
Owl _ Eagle
Guns before butter.
To: Temple Owl
Hey T.O.! I'm breaking off a check to the African American Studies program right now, I challenge you to match my $1,000! LOL
Owl _ Eagle
Guns before butter.
Why doesn't Temple offer a course of just being a MAN?
It can emphasize things like responsibility, literacy, holding a job, being decent...and de-emphasize Jesse Jacksonian thoughts such as, "I am born - therefore I am owed".
Full Disclosure: At this time, I'm on the final legs of a 6 week glue-sniffing binge, so my thoughts my seem a little "out of touch".
posted on 03/31/2002 6:32:14 AM PST
So if all black mens failings in America can be blamed on slavery, why is it that blacks in Africa that never had enslaved ancestors do even worse?
Sounds like junk social-science, but considering its another left wing whacko African-American studies course, you can't really be suprised.
posted on 03/31/2002 6:33:29 AM PST
||Gosh, I'll bet this class is a great place to meet dumb white chicks.
posted on 03/31/2002 6:35:42 AM PST
"Professor" Coleman is full of cr^p. Until the Great Society, marriage rates and 2-parent households among blacks were as high as whites. Following the Civil War, former slaves sought to re-unite families for decades. Sounds like pure blame "whitey" BS.
This course is truly is laughable!
African-American men should study manhood in Africa; African-African men still are enslaving other African-African men, women and children as slavery has always been a function of life in Africa.
Also, African-American "freedmen" (blacks who for various reasons were set free by their owners) were slave owners of other African-Americans prior to emancipation in 1865.
The impact of Blacks owning other Blacks ( which African-Americans don't comprehend) will hopefully be included and be an important part of the good professors course!!!
posted on 03/31/2002 6:42:26 AM PST
Filed under, you can't make it up fast enough.
posted on 03/31/2002 7:01:14 AM PST
According to Coleman, the black man's baggage has its roots in slavery, when the role of manhood was subverted from provider to survivor and sexual tool. "Where African American men or African men had been forced to be breeders and studs
Wait a minute. Isn't this what Jimmy the Greek said? He said it helped to explain the apparent superiority of black athletes--because the slave owners selected the strongest slaves to be breeders.
But Jimmy was fired for saying this. I wonder if Coleman will be fired?
posted on 03/31/2002 8:00:13 AM PST
Back in the Civil Rights era the rallying cry was "I am a Man." A man, not a freak, not a half witted child and not something to be studied like an exotic animal. I guess the folks at Temple have forgotten this.
Our wonderfully boring universities discuss categories of people as a rancher would discuss categories of cattle. And they call that uplifting.
"Where African American men or African men had been forced to be breeders and studs and that became the prevalent notion of what it meant to be a man where the emphasis was placed on the individual rather than the family or the community."
The idiot professor can't even get that right. "Breeding" was looked down upon by slave owners. That's why their children were sold. Slaves were encouraged *not* to "breed."
And the emphasis on "individualism" when you're a... slave? Haha! This man is a genius!
On a more pragmatic note:
The students would be better served learning Latin.
posted on 03/31/2002 5:18:30 PM PST
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