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First StrikeEducational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles$
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Damien M. Sojoyner

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816697533

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816697533.001.0001

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The Problem of Black Genius

The Problem of Black Genius

Black Cultural Enclosures

(p.1) 1 The Problem of Black Genius
First Strike

Damien M. Sojoyner

University of Minnesota Press

The first chapter of the book maps out the manner in which Black manifestations of cultural autonomy, from music to visual arts, have been systematically eliminated from public education. This discussion is bookended by a discussion of the central force that fomented Black cultural enclosures – Western Christianity.

Keywords:   Public Education, Masculinity, Race, Ethnography, Urban Anthropology, Black Studies, Christianity, Cultural autonomy

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