Black Myths: Clarifying Our Method (w/ Taharka Anderson)


Manage episode 303386482 series 2880884
By Too Black and Outta The Pocket Productions. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In this episode, we discuss the philosophy and methodology we use to define Black Myths. Our goal is to give the audience a framework of how we evaluate myths, define a myth, and make it worthy of discussion. We also discuss the psychology behind why some of us as Black people cling to myths despite being presented with counter-evidence.

With us to explore these concepts is nationally recognized scholar, speaker, educator, and organizer, Taharka Anderson. His scholar-activism centers Black educational philosophy, the narratives and social vulnerabilities of Black males, and Black students and school discipline. He is currently a doctoral student in the African and African Diaspora Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin. He has a master's degree in the Social & Cultural Analysis of Education and a bachelor's degree in Sociology with a minor in Africana Studies, both from California State University, Long Beach.

49 episodes