Thursday, February 17, 2011

Research: Black Authors and the Black Experience

Question: How do black authors differ in their views of the black experience form white authors?

Answer: “Found that books by black and white authors differed in their ;presentation of black identity development, view of Africa, view of oppression, and view of the status of black people in the U.S.” BM Marshall. 1984. P. 203.

Comment: Black authors have lived the black experience. One of Robert Kennedy’s failures in communication occurred when he met with black artists and writers for the purpose of solving some of America’s problems with blacks. The artists and writers wanted to talk about their experiences as blacks in America. Kennedy, who was sympathetic with their plight, wanted to talk about solutions. He did not realize that talking about the experience was needed before any solutions could be discussed and the black artists and writers walked out of the meeting, frustrated yet again. RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1985), pp. 183-204.

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