By Tommy L. Lott
This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary choice of newly commissioned articles brings jointly exceptional voices within the box of Africana philosophy and African-American social and political thought.Provides a entire serious survey of African-American philosophical concept. Collects wide-ranging, multidisciplinary, newly commissioned articles in a single authoritative quantity. Serves as a benchmark paintings of reference for classes in philosophy, social and political idea, cultural experiences, and African-American reports.
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Existentialist Tradition The Afro-American existentialist tradition promotes a self-image of both conﬁnement and creativity, restriction and revolt. It encompasses a highly individualistic rebellion of Afro-Americans who are marginal to, or exist on the edges of, Afro-American culture and see little use in assimilating into the American mainstream. It expresses a critical disposition toward Afro-American culture and American society. The early manifestations of Afro-American existentialist thought and behavior were found in the critical attitudes of religious leaders toward their own church members and American society.
33. Martin Kilson makes this acute observation in his article, “Black Power: Anatomy of a Paradox,” The Harvard Journal of Negro Affairs, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1968, pp. 30–4. He writes, “Some professionals are adopting a Black Power ideological format not with the intent of preparing themselves for service to self-governing urban black communities but to make PHILOSOPHY AND THE AFRO-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 themselves more visible to the white establishment, which is not at all adverse to offering such persons good jobs as alternatives to Black Power.
The Negro lower classes, whose riots legitimize Black Power, will be joined by the Black Power advocates in holding the bag – with nothing in it, save a lot of therapeutic miscellany . ” (p. 34). g. Shockley, Jensen. This viewpoint has been extremely inﬂuential in American sociological studies on AfroAmericans. For example, Gunnar Myrdal’s renowned An American Dilemma (1944) states “American Negro culture . . is a distorted development, or an unhealthy condition of American culture” (p. 928).