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    Critiques [of Black or African American ; What\u27s In a Name? by Johnny Washington]

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    Aside from examining the ways people ascribe meaning to the terms Black and African-American and possible underlying social dynamics impeding or precipitating ethnic label changes, Washington concludes that these above mentioned sign-posts may be justifiable periodic changes which an ethnic group should constantly re-interpret on its ever evolving cosmic journey. Washington presents an interesting case from a philosophical/metaphysical standpoint. From a social scientific perspective, however, there is much to be determined

    [Review of] St. Clair Drake. Black Folk Here and There , vol. I

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    St. Clair Drake, the recently deceased anthropologist, has written an elaborate summary essay on the black experience as it relates to the continent of Africa. In his latter years at Stanford University, Drake was head of the University\u27s Black Studies program. It appears obvious that Drake\u27s consciousness was raised during this particular time span. The research and writing of this book is far different from his seminal work with Clayton (Black Metropolis, 1945). In his emeritus years, Drake decided to seek the high ground of an historical anthropological-philosopher and address certain issues that W.E.B. DuBois considered paramount to the study of black people throughout the diaspora