In a detailed essay, discuss the contemporary function of Africana Studies as an intellectual and social mechanism for racial justice within the United States. How must Africana Studies adjust to the changing times and what must it stay committed to in order to maintain sociohistorical and cultural legitimacy? Conclude by discussing three contemporary issues that Africana Studies is well-suited to engage and provide valuable insight on.
This paper should range between 3-5 pages. Also make sure that you use direct quotes and/or paraphrasing, according to any (APA/MLA/Chicago Style) citation format. Please remember whenever using direct quotes that you must explain them to the best of your ability, and also provide the proper context for their usage.