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Oshun
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What are some types of studies you'd like to see? What issues and data would they explore? Why would you find it to be important contribution to research?
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I would like to see Africans and diasporans write their own papers. All these years after Diop and black folks still waiting for OTHERS to write Africa's history.

At this point there is no excuse. It is not like black folks don't have the intelligence, knowledge or skills to do so.

And from another thread but relevant here as well:
Well honestly the failure is that people today have the internet and forums so they may think this is a substitute for actually writing papers and books. All the old scholars who actually put a dent in the system did old school research and wrote books and papers..... But that is all but dead today, even though most folks posting about "afrocentric" scholarship are riding the wave created by actual scholars of the past.... Unfortunately African studies programs have been co-opted and instead of producing true African scholars history and biology they produce social justice warriors, fronting for white dominated institutions and agendas. At the end of the day Biology and Anthropology are stem related fields and black folks are woefully underrepresented. Most folks will get a social studies degree and talk social issues before studying hard stem related topics and go out and do actual field work around the world.

Perfect example:
https://www.penn.museum/sites/pmclassroom/speakers/

On that list, only a few of the black folks on the list actually have degrees in biological anthropology. And those that do are talking about "social" issues not actual bioanthropology in the field or in Africa today. And only one of the students actually in an anthropology course currently are black and she is focusing on "social" issues.

And funny enough the Asian PHD is talking about "educational" achievement as if that is some function of "biology". (Meaning how can Asians, most of whom came here AFTER the civil rights era were blacks were the main "minority" population, sit here and act as if they went through what blacks went through. Most Asians only came here in the last 50 years and most of them came from the top levels of Asian societies. These aren't the bums and poor of Asia. But yeah they will still sit here and talk about it as if we don't know why this is happening. If black folks were treated the same way as Asians are being treated for 300 years in America, Black folks would be among the highest achieving groups as well....)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eON-J4v3R8U

And here is a woman talking as if there is something "biological" about why Asians are doing so well in America with no oppression and racism really affecting them.... As if they are going to pretend they can compare themselves to what Africans.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2BvVoNSmtE

Slightly off topic but anyway.

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Yes but what topics, etc would you want written about to contribute to the scholarship you're saying is lacking
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quote:
Originally posted by Doug M:
I would like to see Africans and diasporans write their own papers. All these years after Diop and black folks still waiting for OTHERS to write Africa's history.

At this point there is no excuse. It is not like black folks don't have the intelligence, knowledge or skills to do so.

And from another thread but relevant here as well:
Well honestly the failure is that people today have the internet and forums so they may think this is a substitute for actually writing papers and books. All the old scholars who actually put a dent in the system did old school research and wrote books and papers..... But that is all but dead today, even though most folks posting about "afrocentric" scholarship are riding the wave created by actual scholars of the past.... Unfortunately African studies programs have been co-opted and instead of producing true African scholars history and biology they produce social justice warriors, fronting for white dominated institutions and agendas. At the end of the day Biology and Anthropology are stem related fields and black folks are woefully underrepresented. Most folks will get a social studies degree and talk social issues before studying hard stem related topics and go out and do actual field work around the world.

Perfect example:
https://www.penn.museum/sites/pmclassroom/speakers/

On that list, only a few of the black folks on the list actually have degrees in biological anthropology. And those that do are talking about "social" issues not actual bioanthropology in the field or in Africa today. And only one of the students actually in an anthropology course currently are black and she is focusing on "social" issues.

And funny enough the Asian PHD is talking about "educational" achievement as if that is some function of "biology". (Meaning how can Asians, most of whom came here AFTER the civil rights era were blacks were the main "minority" population, sit here and act as if they went through what blacks went through. Most Asians only came here in the last 50 years and most of them came from the top levels of Asian societies. These aren't the bums and poor of Asia. But yeah they will still sit here and talk about it as if we don't know why this is happening. If black folks were treated the same way as Asians are being treated for 300 years in America, Black folks would be among the highest achieving groups as well....)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eON-J4v3R8U

And here is a woman talking as if there is something "biological" about why Asians are doing so well in America with no oppression and racism really affecting them.... As if they are going to pretend they can compare themselves to what Africans.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2BvVoNSmtE

Slightly off topic but anyway.

It's not just that people are not writing research papers. Most Afro-Americans want to see Afrocentric bioanthropological research papers sanctioned by the Academia.

This ain't going to happen. The only papers santioned by the Academia are papers that promote the status quo line like those published by Kittles, Keita and Hirbo.

The video below explains this phenomena:

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The research topic we need to explore is illumination of the reality that there is no such thing as basal European, because these "Europeans", were Kushites from Africa who took their agro-pastoral culture to Eurasia.
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