Black Scholars Highlight The Need For African-Centered Education; Dr. Akua and Dr. Fenwick

The Rashad Richey Morning Show
July 13, 2020 - 4:37 pm
Dr. Leslie Fenwick and Dr. Chike Akua

Rashad Richey

In K-12 and college level education, there's a significant lack of African based education and history affixed in the curriculum. This intentional dismissal of African art, literature and mathematics has contributed to the massive misunderstanding of the scholarship of Africa and African descendants.
Dr. Chike Akua, assistant professor at Clark Atlanta University and world renown lecturer, joined Dr. Leslie Fenwick, dean in residence at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education on The Rashad Richey Morning Show to highlight this issue and provide solutions to reshape the narrative.
The pair talk about an article they co-authored in the Washington Post that was inspired in part by the death of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement and Rhodes Scholars.
Dr. Fenwick shares one of the major elements that contribute to tragic and unnecessary acts of violence is a lack of knowledge of the truth.
Dr. Akua says the way curriculums are shaped for students to learn contributes to the miseducation and lack of truth about the Black Community.
In their article, the duo lays out 5 recommendations that can be applied immediately by any educational leader.
Read their article here.
Listen to the full interview below.
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