December 31, 2013 Leave a comment
White studies is a system of intellectual legitimacy which defines the activities and experiences of white Western people as the universal yardstick of human existence. Black studies challenges this assumption and asserts that white is not now, nor has it ever been either intrinsically right or complete. White students are educated to be the rulers and makers of their society. Blacks are taught to synthesize the experiences and memorize the conclusions of another people. The consequence of such education is that many Blacks, if not most, are inclined to confuse the interest of our people with that of our oppressor; creating a situation where we accept the white people’s definitions of the problems they cause for us and the situations they deem acceptable for Black people.
– James Turner