Aside from examining the ways people ascribe meaning to the terms “Black” and “African-American” and possible “underlying social dynamics” impeding or precipitating ethnic label changes, Washington concludes that these above mentioned “sign-posts” may be justifiable periodic changes which an ethnic group should constantly re-interpret on its ever evolving “cosmic” journey. Washington presents an interesting case from a philosophical/metaphysical standpoint. From a social scientific perspective, however, there is much to be determined.
Research Article| July 01 1990
Critiques [of “Black” or “African American”; What’s In a Name? by Johnny Washington]
Explorations in Ethnic Studies (1990) 13 (2): 33–36.
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Bamidele J. Bracy; Critiques [of “Black” or “African American”; What’s In a Name? by Johnny Washington]. Explorations in Ethnic Studies 1 July 1990; 13 (2): 33–36. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ees.19188.8.131.52
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