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Racial studies a scam?

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posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 12:54 PM
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I suppose it comes down to the question: is it racist/bigoted to reduce the world and it's history and functions down to race?
edit on 19-12-2011 by s12345 because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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Middle Eastern studies and Asian Studies are studies of region, not of race.

African American studies is, I guess, a subset of African studies. Which is, again, a regional study not a racial one.



posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 10:14 AM
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Black people in the media: sounds like racial studies to me. Current Phd subject of Lenny Henry british comedian.



posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 11:06 AM
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Originally posted by s12345
Of cause white people have different cultures, but since there are no specific tribe afro-american studies, I was trying to make an equivent. The point is what is there true point. There universities in uk that have departments that specialise in races degrees, african studies, middle eastern. However how about this should a phd in black people in the media be allowed? Does it have any value? Is it racist to produce such a degree? Would the person tend to be racist?


One would think that racial studies classes in largly white nations would be attended by mostly white students there to learn about other races. However if you go to a black studies classroom at any majior US school you will find it mostly attended by black students looking for an offical definition of themselves in the american culture.



posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 11:40 AM
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Originally posted by s12345 Why in the world is there no white studies? Do we not exist? I


There are. It is called European History.



posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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European history isn't really just about white people. Eurropean history includes the effect it has on the world. We live in one world and any attempt to separate races, nations, or identities is too simplistic and reaks of idealism. Like it or not we are one.




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