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Not Out of Africa : How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as History
by Mary Lefkowitz




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Was Socrates black? How about Cleopatra? Was Greece colonized by Egypt? As absurd as these claims seem to be, they, and other "truths" are being taught today to college students across the country.

Not Out of Africa is the first book to debunk these claims made by the Afrocentric movement. Dispensing with political correctness in favor of historical accuracy, professor Mary Lefkowitz presents a fascinating and scholarly look at each of these myths, meticulously dismantling them and explaining why they have propagated despite an overwhelming lack of real evidence. At the same time, she sounds a ringing clarion call that warns us all about the social and intellectual dangers inherent in suspending academic standards to indulge a political agenda.

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Overview

Was Socrates black? How about Cleopatra? Was Greece colonized by Egypt? As absurd as these claims seem to be, they, and other "truths" are being taught today to college students across the country.

Not Out of Africa is the first book to debunk these claims made by the Afrocentric movement. Dispensing with political correctness in favor of historical accuracy, professor Mary Lefkowitz presents a fascinating and scholarly look at each of these myths, meticulously dismantling them and explaining why they have propagated despite an overwhelming lack of real evidence. At the same time, she sounds a ringing clarion call that warns us all about the social and intellectual dangers inherent in suspending academic standards to indulge a political agenda.


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780465098385
  • ISBN-10: 046509838X
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publish Date: July 1997
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 8.36 x 5.56 x 0.76 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.87 pounds

Series: New Republic Book

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