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Student Activism on College Campuses: Necessary or Outdated?

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Agyei Tyehimba

Agyei Tyehimba


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Black student activism on America's college campuses blossomed beginning in the mid-sixties. Blatant racism in the nation, the influence of Black Nationalism (especially via the teachings of Malcolm X), and an increased sense of cultural awareness amongst Blacks resulted in calls for Black Studies Departments, greater numbers of Black faculty and students, challenges to South African Apartheid, and cultural events among other things. Now, some 40 + years later, there appears to be a far less activism among Black college students. Have we made so much progress in America that college activism is not considered outdated or unnecessary? Should Black college students focus solely on academic and career advancement, or should they also focus on the "struggle?" On this episode of "Real Talk," Brother Agyei will ask and address these questions and more. he will also discuss his own experiences as a former student activist. Tune in to hear Brother Agyei's take on these questions, and call in to voice yours! College students and faculty are strongly invited to participate in this debate...