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Research Brief on ETI Studies of African American and Latino Access to Jobs

Research Brief on ETI Studies of African American and Latino Access to Jobs

Among the most critical workforce issues facing Wisconsin relate to governmental policies and practices leading to mass incarceration of African Americans men and suspensions of driving privileges to low- income adults. This report used two decades of Wisconsin Department of Corrections prison files to assess levels of imprisonment of African Americans from Milwaukee County. The data showed 26,222 black men incarcerated in state correctional facilities from 1990 to 2012. A staggering 53% of men in their 30s have already served time in state prison as have over a fourth of black men in their 20s. The 2010 U.S. Census counts showed Wisconsin having the highest rates of incarceration for African American men of working age in local jails and state prisons in the U.S.
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Major Black Writers African American Studies 264/English 264 Online Course, Summer 2012 June 21, 2012 through August 2, 2012

Major Black Writers African American Studies 264/English 264 Online Course, Summer 2012 June 21, 2012 through August 2, 2012

Literature. All quizzes are available at the beginning of the course, and each quiz closes at 11pm on the last day of the unit. Note: (1) In order to receive credit, the quizzes must be taken on Blackboard; (2) Students should read the selections on which the quizzes are based very carefully in advance; (3) Quizzes must be completed during the allotted time and by the due date and time in order to receive credit (please see the schedule for due dates and times of each quiz); (4) Quizzes are placed on the syllabus according to the literary period they cover. They will be available on Blackboard ahead of time. Many, but not all, of the quizzes can be accessed and practiced via the Study Space for the Norton Anthology of African American Literature. Students must still take the quiz on Blackboard by the scheduled time to receive credit. During the quizzes, students should make sure to take notes about types of questions, authors, texts covered, and difficult questions. (Remember, the quiz questions help practice for the optional practice Midterm and for the Final Exam.)
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[Q527.Ebook] PDF Download Freud Upside Down African American Literature And Psychoanalytic Culture New Black Studies Series By Badia Sahar Ahad.pdf

[Q527.Ebook] PDF Download Freud Upside Down African American Literature And Psychoanalytic Culture New Black Studies Series By Badia Sahar Ahad.pdf

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Beyond the Black Horizon: Perspectives of African American Collegians Who Studied Abroad

Beyond the Black Horizon: Perspectives of African American Collegians Who Studied Abroad

development of confidence, self-disclosure, and reliance on the other” take place (p. 122). They stress that a mutual disclosure of strengths, weaknesses, hopes, and fears aids in establishing trust in both parties. By breaking down these common social boundaries, students are able to develop a stronger connection with mentors, knowing that said mentors are sensitive to their racial identity and unique perspective on the world. O‘Neil and Wrightsman (2001) describe this connection as diversity sensitivity, which “reflects the degree to which mentors and mentees can discuss differences and constructively use them to enhance their relationship….. This parameter of mentoring is essential for mutual acceptance and trust in the relationship” (p. 118). They also note that “sensitivity to diversity also includes a heightened consciousness about how discrimination and oppression can be personally internalized and how this may affect the mentoring relationship” (p. 118). Rose (2003, 2005) introduces her Ideal Mentor Scale (IMS) as a way of determining the qualities that students value most in mentors. Although her studies do not focus solely on African American collegians, Rose identifies key factors college students find valuable in mentoring, including integrity, guidance, and relationships. She states that “mentoring involves sharing more private or intimate content, such as personal problems, social activities, and life vision or worldview” (p. 490).
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LEROY DAVIS JR. Joint Appointment in Departments of African American Studies And History Emory University Atlanta, GA

LEROY DAVIS JR. Joint Appointment in Departments of African American Studies And History Emory University Atlanta, GA

Guest Presentation: Emory University Summer Institute for Black College Students interested in Graduate School (1995), Minority Mellon Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU[r]

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African-American Studies

African-American Studies

There is a not currently a minor in African American Studies. Instead, all University of Maryland students have the opportunity to earn a certificate in African American Studies (21 credits); however, through a joint venture with the Women’s Studies Department, African American Studies does offer a minor in Black Women’s Studies (15 credits).

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Degree. BA in English and American Studies. Qualification. Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies Full-time. Study mode:

Degree. BA in English and American Studies. Qualification. Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies Full-time. Study mode:

per week Prerequitise Credits Semester Type 50-credit Module for Students in Other Degree Programmes. Course Mode of[r]

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Investigation of Irregular Classes in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Investigation of Irregular Classes in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 Several administrators were aware of red flags about potential irregularities in AFAM but took little or no action to inquire about them. For example, one administrator became aware in 2005 or 2006 that Nyang’oro was routinely listed as the instructor-of-record for a number of independent studies – approximately 300 per year – that was clearly well beyond what any professor could physically handle. That administrator’s response was just to ask Nyang’oro to reduce his independent studies numbers and then to let the matter drop. She never asked how he or his small department could possibly teach 300 different independent studies in a single year and never challenged him on the quality of instruction these students were or were not receiving in these independent studies. If she had, she would have learned that the students were effectively getting no instruction and that these were largely paper class students who were writing papers for Debby Crowder. The administrator’s inexplicable decision not to press this obvious issue allowed the paper class scheme to continue for another five years.
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The future of Latin American area studies librarianship

The future of Latin American area studies librarianship

In direct competition with the Soviet Union for technological superiority, Sputnik’s flight over the continent in 1956 fueled the US’s resolve. The National Defense Education Act (NDEA) of 1958 decreed that an “educational emergency exists [that] requires action by the federal government.” It declared that “ the defense and security of the nation were inseparably bound with education” and was designed to create United States citizens who possessed the much- needed language skills and area expertise sought by the US government (Scarfo 23). In 1959, the first year of support, Title VI of the NDEA destined $6 million to develop area and language centers and research and language fellowships. The six “critical” languages in 1959 were Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Hindi-Urdu, Portuguese, and Russian; eighteen other languages, including Spanish, received secondary priority. In 1960, Latin American studies became eligible for funding, which increased each year for ten years until the early 1970s when half of the centers were cut. In 1980, a new focus provided for “business and international education programs.” Now, Title VI addresses “economic productivity and international economic competition as well as foreign policy and national security interests” (Scarfo 25).
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African or American? Black Identity in New York City, 1784 1861

African or American? Black Identity in New York City, 1784 1861

be practical for achieving suffrage in New York and the recognition of their citizenship. In this case the options were political non-resistance (‘moral uplift’) or the fight for suffrage through the establishment of separate black political conventions. With a new generation of leaders in Charles Ray, Henry Highland Garnet and James McCune Smith, Alexander argues that the tensions that defined the earlier movements persisted, as black New Yorkers continued to struggle with activist identification. The political struggle for control and unity was manifested in the divide between Frederick Douglass, who supported continued moral suasion and distrusted political antislavery, and Henry Highland Garnet, who became a staunch advocate of the abolitionist Liberty Party and led New York’s black suffrage movement. As in earlier eras, the political leaders seem to defy hard categorization, calling for political action while simultaneously shaping their message in terms of moral uplift (p. 109) or endorsing political action while personally preferring moral uplift, as activist Charles Reason did (p. 111). This explains the ultimate decision amongst the political leadership to ‘articulate a brand of Black Nationalism and move forward as a unified people’ (p. 119) in the wake of the failures of the Liberty Party in national elections in the late 1840s.
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African studies in the Netherlands: a brief survey

African studies in the Netherlands: a brief survey

5 The institutional position of many of these (among them also the old Oriental languages and philology) is difficult because of the Dutch state policy of funding being base[r]

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AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR PARALEGAL STUDIES, INC.

AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR PARALEGAL STUDIES, INC.

The cost is at the Individual Course rate (see the Tuition section of this catalog). The Institute makes no representations on how such individuals will perform on the CLA exam. It is st[r]

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The development of educational expectations and educational utility values in African American adolescents : a dissertation in two studies

The development of educational expectations and educational utility values in African American adolescents : a dissertation in two studies

Past research indicates that expectations and values are associated with distinct achievement-related outcomes. Specifically, expectations are known to influence performance on a particular task, whereas values are known to influence individuals’ decisions about whether or not to engage in that task (Wigfield & Eccles, 2000). For instance, Meece and colleagues found that early adolescents’ expectancies for success in mathematics predicted current math performance even more strongly than did prior grades (Meece, Wigfield, & Eccles, 1990). In the same study, it was found that adolescents’ valuing of mathematics was associated with intentions to continue taking mathematics courses in the future, but not with actual performance in mathematics. Consistent with the pattern of findings described in these previous research studies, I predict that educational utility values will be associated with the decision to enroll in college. Breaking somewhat from past research findings, I also predict that expectations for future attainment will be associated with the decision to enroll in college. Although a link between expectancies for success on a task (in the proposed study, expectancies for successful completion of a particular level of
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ENGLISH LITERATURE, AMERICAN STUDIES AND CREATIVE WRITING

ENGLISH LITERATURE, AMERICAN STUDIES AND CREATIVE WRITING

You can apply to study abroad for one semester, or for the whole year or you can stay in Manchester (grades will be counted in your final degree calculation). There are also limited places to study for the whole year at the University of California. Students in Manchester select from a range of course units covering 20th century American history, literature, film and politics, as well as taking the compulsory African-American history and culture unit, From Jamestown to James Brown.

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Annual report 2002 / African Studies Centre

Annual report 2002 / African Studies Centre

There was renewed emphasis in African studies on security concerns in 2002. Not only the ongoing state conflicts and insurgencies (in Congo, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, the Central African Republic, the Horn) but also problems of global terrorism have continued to affect Africa. On the latter issue, world powers such as the US and the EU sought new alliances with several African countries (some of which had also been the target of terrorist attacks). The issue of armed conflict and violence will remain important in the near future because there are important political as well as economic and cultural interests at stake that are transforming Africa as we know it, including its borders. Dramatic developments in West Africa, for instance, have accelerated fierce conflicts such as those in Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire. The issue of (access to) oil resources in the region will also become more important. As indicated in the theme group’s research programme, the international dimension of African politics and socio- economic developments will be a continued focus of study. In this context, a reconsideration of the forty-year period of African post-colonial history is also relevant because the violent movements and insurgencies of today have their roots, to a large extent, in past (post-) colonial patterns of inequality, violence and abuse. This subject was partly addressed in a book on resistance and revolt in Africa in which four theme- group members participated in 2002.
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Spectres of the shore : the memory of Africa in contemporary African American and Black British fiction

Spectres of the shore : the memory of Africa in contemporary African American and Black British fiction

If some confrontation is dramatised in African-American literature, then, between a performance of blackness which forgets the past, and a perspective which insists upon the presence of [r]

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Knowledge Construction of African American Women in an Historically Black College and University Setting

Knowledge Construction of African American Women in an Historically Black College and University Setting

Being an African American woman conducting research on African American women provided for a culturally sensitive qualitative methodology. I have been an employee of this institution for five years; therefore, I am familiar with the culture of the campus. This shared identity seemed to enhance the data gathering process, so the findings came as close as possible to matching reality (Cherry, 2000). Defining myself in relation to my cultural and social community also defines my participation within that community, my connection and affiliation as well as my responsibility (Dillard, 2000). Therefore I self-identified as an African American female administrator of this HBCU community and chose to conduct research and make assessments of claims to knowledge of the participant group. As the research process unfolded, I simultaneously assessed my own character, values, motives, and ethics in relation to the participants. I sought understanding and meaning-making from various members of the social and/or cultural community under study (Dillard, 2000).
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Annual report 2008 / African Studies Centre

Annual report 2008 / African Studies Centre

Researchers at the African Studies Centre are regularly contacted by the media to comment or provide background information on topical issues. Radio is the most popular medium and in 2008 researchers gave 56 interviews to radio sta- tions in the Netherlands and abroad. Researchers are also regularly interviewed for newspaper and magazine articles. In 2008, for example, nearly 40 interviews appeared as written articles, mostly in newspapers. Many of the interviews were connected to current affairs, such as the EU mission in Chad (Trouw, 22 April & 7 May 2008). Sometimes however, the interview was related to specific research being done at the Centre, for example the ASC’s mobile phone proj- ect, Mirjam de Bruijn’s inaugural lecture, Julie Ndaya’s PhD defence, power shar- ing and violence in Kenya (Marcel Rutten), Islam in Africa (Benjamin Soares) and football rituals in Ghana (Arnold Pannenborg).
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Annual report 2000 / African Studies Centre

Annual report 2000 / African Studies Centre

Ineke van Kessel edited Beelden van Afrika, a popular illustrated book published by Het Spectrum and conceived as part of the activities of the Foundation Afrika-Europa 2000+. She also contributed two chapters to this book, one on youth and one concerned with democratization. With Nina Tellegen, she finalized the production of another edited volume, Afrikanen in Nederland. The book version of her PhD Beyond our Wildest Dreams: The United Democratic Front and the Transformation of South Africa finally appeared in early 2000. During a two-week stay in South Africa, she did some work on her research project on media and democratization. Less progress was made with her project on the transformation of the South African police, as much time was taken up in 2000 by demand-driven contributions on other issues, such as youth, women and security. More progress was made with a third project on the ‘Black Dutchmen’, African soldiers recruited in nineteenth-century West Africa for service in the Netherlands East Indies. Archival research, interviews and a two-week trip to Ghana in October with two Indo-African descendants of these African soldiers (funded by Het Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten) resulted in several publications.
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