Who Gets Their Own Academic Discipline Anyway? A Commentary on the Naomi Schaefer Riley/Black Studies Controversy


by Fabio Rojas - June 29, 2012

This commentary is a response to an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education by Naomi Schaefer Riley on the continuing relevance of Black Studies. I discuss the different ways that academic disciplines justify themselves and argue that Black Studies has come a long way but still needs to address longstanding problems.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 29, 2012
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16808, Date Accessed: 2/28/2021 7:31:52 AM

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