Crisis of the Black Intellectual

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Crisis of the Black Intellectual provides critical analysis of the public commentary of Black intellectuals. It argues that Black intellectuals are not as critical in their thought and analyses of Blacks, Whites, and America as they are capable of being and should be. In the book's Introduction, Wright states: "The Black historical experience is one of the greatest and most complex experiences of human beings or humanity.... The Black experience in America reflects some of the richest dimensions of the human ...
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Overview

Crisis of the Black Intellectual provides critical analysis of the public commentary of Black intellectuals. It argues that Black intellectuals are not as critical in their thought and analyses of Blacks, Whites, and America as they are capable of being and should be. In the book's Introduction, Wright states: "The Black historical experience is one of the greatest and most complex experiences of human beings or humanity.... The Black experience in America reflects some of the richest dimensions of the human experience and human existence and also some of its most oppressive and wretched realities. Black people are a people 'up from slavery' who survived slavery, developed during slavery, and developed after slavery-all great historical achievements." Wright closes his "Introduction" with the following statement: "A hope of this book is that it will get even more Black intellectuals to hear the historical beckoning by Blacks and America, and to hear what might also be called 'the beckoning of the times.'"
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"The Black experience in America reflects some of the richest dimensions of the human experience and human existence and also some of its most oppressive and wretched realities. Black people are a people 'up from slavery' who survived slavery, developed during slavery, and developed after slavery—all great historical achievements." —W. D. Wright, from the Introduction
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780883782514
  • Publisher: Third World Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Pages: 369
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


W. D. Wright is professor emeritus of history at Southern Connecticut State University and the author of Black History and Black Identity, Critical Reflections on Black History, and Racism Matters.
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Table of Contents


Introduction: Revisitation and Beyond     1
Racism and Race: Lolling and Lumbering in an Intellectual Wasteland     27
Romancing the Black Nationalist Stone     69
Three of a Kind: Black Conservatives, Black Liberals, and Black Radicals     113
Goliath Holds Serve: Booker T. Washington and Black Intellectuals     183
Why Black Female Intellectuals Tend to Shout     251
Conclusion     295
Ancient Kemet and Judaism and Christianity     305
Prolegomenon     311
References     323
Selected Bibliography     342
Index     355
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