JBHEJournal of Blacks in Higher Education
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Others have observed that, on the one hand, within the field of history, "there appears to be a prevailing racial view that black people are best, and perhaps uniquely, qualified to teach that part of the history of our country that relates to blacks" (JBHE, 1999, p.
While for certain of these departments, notably history, early hiring of Black faculty in the late 1960s (JBHE, 1997) established a "figured" world that continues today, in other departments in the humanities (e.g., classics, philosophy) and in the social and natural sciences, such was and is not the case.
(26) See, e.g., Vital Signs, JBHE Statistics, supra note 24, at 85 (supplying examples of various forms of discrimination and victimization experienced by black Americans).
This current study builds on the work of JBHE focusing on the progress of Black scholars in terms of the influence of their academic or scholarly writings.
With the exception of the works of JBHE on this topic, citation articles on Black scholars also tend to be conducted in the field of economics (Agesa, Granger and Price, 2000; Price, 2008).
According to JBHE ("News and Views: Black Scholars," 2001):
According to JBHE ("New and Views: JBHE's Annual Citation Rankings," 2009):
When JBHE (2007) asked Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.
A very careful process was utilized in compiling, computing and explaining the data on the 2009 JBHE's study of the most cited Black scholars in the Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities in 2008.
Demographics and Profile of the 2009 JBHE's Most Cited Black Scholars in the Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities (N=58)
Gender Breakdown of 2009 the JBHE's Most Cited Black Scholars
Of the 58 professors and scholars in the 2009 JBHE'S most cited Black scholars in the social sciences and arts and humanities, 37 (63.8%) are males and 21 (36.2%) are females (Table 1).