Support African American Studies at Temple University
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Support African American Studies at Temple University

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In Temple’s 25th anniversary year of the doctoral program, the Department of African American Studies is currently in receivership. Previous faculty nominations for a Chair have been dismissed and an external Chair search has been denied by Dean Soufas of the College of Liberal Arts. We are asking your support in maintaining the agency of our program and the respect of professors in this discipline. Discrepancies over the department being able to elect their own Chair/ leadership has been an ongoing struggle since spring 2012. Ultimately the Dean is disrespecting our faculty's rights, our department's intent to have a qualified Chair of its choosing, the black students of Temple, and the larger Philly black community.

We are asking for your support in: (1) demanding the dean acknowledge the will of the faculty during this chair selection period or (2) grant the department an external Chair search and hire.

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Support African American Studies at Temple University

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    • john schwarzenbach PENLLYN, PA
      • 5 months ago

      I am an alumni of Temple University and I am outraged at the actions of the newest President of the Univesity. He should be sent back to Indiana with his ass in a brown paper bag..

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    • Walter Keyombe NAIROBI, KENYA, KENYA
      • 10 months ago
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    • Faye Harrison GAINESVILLE, FL
      • 10 months ago

      Black Studies made a lot of difference for me when I was an undergraduate student. It opened a new way of seeing and understanding our society and the world. It helped me understand social stratification, social movements, and the significance of race. The field has matured a great deal since then. It's unfortunate that its standing within academia is still not as secure as it should be, as is commensurate with the knowledge it has produced.

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    • Rabbi Yhoshua Mobley Murray NEW ROCHELLE, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      African Americans are being phase out, as the Black Studies Programs across the US of A. This a a move to marginalize a whole race of peopes just the untouchables were in India...

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    • Zakiya Carr DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD
      • about 1 year ago

      Ethnic studies programs are essential in a system that still does not recognize history from a non European perspective. Our curricula our teaching methodologies are laden with Eurocentric values, obscuring the contributions and cultural richness of myriads of people's around the world. Still relevant still useful for all students but especially for students of color.

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