Racism in Academia: Lessons from the Life of E. Franklin Frazier

Authors

  • Anthony M. Platt

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-042-04-1990-08_4

Keywords:

Race, Education, Inequality

Abstract

My comments today reflect work I have been doing on the life and work of E. Franklin Frazier, Afro-American intellectual, sociologist, and activist who lived from 1894 to 1962. I will use his experience to make some general observations about the recent history of racism in academia, particularly with respect to racism against black students, intellectuals, and academics. (This does not pretend to be a systematic assessment, but rather a starting point for studies that remain to be done).

Published

1990-09-04

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