Black students who are exposed to a glossed-over version of US history will inevitably internalise anti-Black racism.
Donald Earl Collins
Collins is the author of Fear of a "Black" America: Multiculturalism and the African American Experience (2004). He is a Visiting Professor of African... American History with Loyola University Maryland (on leave from American University).
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