The Department of Black Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha consists of scholars and intellectuals who focus their teaching, research, and service on the analysis, critique, and discussion of African continental and diasporic experiences and the systems of oppression and resistance that characterize those experiences, commonly referred to under the rubric of “blackness.” As Africa is the home of humanity and of civilization and society, we believe the knowledge of these is central to the understanding of the whole of human experience. Moreover, the resonant theme of resistance to oppression, spiritual optimism, and social movement organization characteristic throughout the African experience is instructive to all who are interested in social change and cross-cultural communication and tolerance. Here at UNO, our staff brings expertise across a wide variety of subject areas including language and racial identity, “white” privilege, media representations, social stratification, music, epistemology, and critical theory. We invite you to join us and become part of this great adventure.

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