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Friday, August 30, 2013
Black Bird Press News & Review: Black Studies going down slow--A case study: Cal State University Long Beach
I agree with all that you have written about the loss of mission of Africana Studies departments across the nation. However, as concerns the one at CSULB, it is not being eliminated. It was given two years to work out a continuation strategy with the College of Liberal Arts and the university as a whole. Even if that is unsuccessful, it will not be eliminated but rather reduced to a program rather than a department.
That said, the deeper truths you mentioned remain.
Lionel Mandy, Ph.D., Psy.D., J.D.
Fulbright Scholar and Lecturer Emeritus
Department of Africana Studies
California State University, Long Beach