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Brothers of the academy : up and coming Black scholars earning our way in higher education
Jones, Lee, 1965-
First edition.
Publication Information:
Sterling, Va. : Stylus Pub., [2000]

Physical Description:
xxvi, 339 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
African American men and the academy / Paul Green -- Constructing higher education policy for equity and parity in the next century / Timothy K. Eatman -- Administrators of color at predominantly white institutions / Jerlando F. L. Jackson -- The miseducation of the Negro revisited: African American racial identity, historically Black institutions, and historically White institutions / Bryant T. Marks -- Toward the language and scholarship of freedom and resistance: coming to terms with being a young, Black male academic in America / Rodney K. Hopson -- African American men in higher education: historical, cultural, and social reflections for mastering the dialectical challenges / Larry L. Rowley -- Developing multicultural curriculum in higher education: strategies for the twenty-first century / Tyrone C. Howard -- Institutional ethics: forty acres of so-called morality and still no mule / J.W. Wiley -- The psychology of Black men / Leon D. Caldwell -- Beating the odds: African Americans in computer science / Juan E. Gilbert -- An M.D. and a Ph. D.: one mans's story / Michael L. Penn -- When can't means can: Black men in chemistry / Willis L. Lonzer --The challenges of difference and diversity: preparing Iowa for Black, Brown, and international / Eddie Moore -- The role of mentoring for the educated Black men / Le'Roy E. Reese -- Managing family and career / Mark A. Williams -- Black men in genetics / John David Carpten -- When two advanced degrees are just not enough / John Guguam Igwebuike -- Ancient Egyptian family and social organization / Troy D. Allen -- Counseling African American men back to health / James L. Moore, III -- The personal costs and societal consequences of driving while Black: implications for the minority academic community / Brian N. Williams -- Black male images in athletics / C. Keith Harrison -- A historical legacy of Black male leadership: Medgar Evers / Charles K. Ross -- Black success or White emulation: who shall sit at the table to create effective solutions that empower African American children? / Ronald S. Rochon -- Marketplace 2000: the impact on ethnic minorities, business organizations, and the government / Mark Micaiah Whitaker -- The spirit of a man / Shuaib Meacham.
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LC2781.5 .B76 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Where are the black males in higher education? How come so few African American men have obtained Ph.D.s, and their number is declining? Why are they falling further behind the performance of African American women, and society as a whole?

Through chapters by twenty-seven black male scholars, this extraordinary book uniquely combines studies of the history and social position of black men in the academy with compelling narratives of how these brothers have progressed in their chosen careers despite the odds.

Woven into a purposeful whole, Brothers in the Academy presents three facets of what it means to be a black man in the academy, and demonstrates what black men can and have contributed to the scholarly enterprise.

The opening section presents research on race and the academy, and makes a telling contribution to the debate. Its chapters explore such topics as the evolution of desegregation in American education; overlooked data on undergraduate enrollment statistics; the representation of African Americans in college administration; and the relationship of racial identity to educational outcomes.

Part two presents ten narratives of brothers who gained Ph.D.'s in a variety of disciplines.

The book concludes by showcasing the work of black scholars from disciplines as diverse as Egyptology and psychology. Their work is emblematic of what occurs at the intersection of rigorous scholarship with the intellectual insights and concerns of African American men.

This is a book for all leaders and administrators in higher education concerned about issues of diversity and equity. Most importantly, for black educators and community leaders who want to increase participation in higher education; and for students considering personal fulfillment through higher degrees and an academic or professional career, it offers challenges, insight and inspiration.