Conference

Race, Black America, and Afrocentric Essentialism: An Interrogation

Author
  • Tunde Adeleke (Iowa State University)

Abstract

This session will provide a critique of Afrocentric essentialist construction of black American struggles, especially in the context of increasing globalization of the black experience. It juxtaposes two conflicting perspectives—a de-racialized, color-blind, and transcendentalist perspective against a combative, ethnocentric essentialist perspective. It analyzes both perspectives in relation to contemporary discourses on developments in Black America and the broader African Diaspora.

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06 Mar 2008
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