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"The Influence of African American Scholars on United States Foreign Policy toward Africa"

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Since many people of African ancestry are also citizens of the United States, there has been a common presumption that in matters of diplomacy and foreign relations the African Americans would be Africa’s best ambassadors in America. Bearing this in mind, it is necessary to take stock of African American influence, if any, on United States foreign policy toward Africa.

My presentation would argue that, compared to members of other minority groups, African Americans have not sufficiently motivated American foreign policy toward Africa, and points out how other minority groups in America have played far more important roles in influencing American foreign policies toward their ancestral homelands. Noting that the influence of African Americans on the overall United State's foreign policy has been, at best minimal, the paper, however, strives to explain the important contributions of African Americans scholars in this regards. The paper also argues that the tendency of white Americans to glorify other races and debase the black race injected deplorably oppressive effects on the mainstream of black people and made them to think less of Africa and its black folks. However, African American scholars have always played a pivotal role in educating the American government and general public about Africa and, to an extent, in changing the United States government attitude toward Africa. As Africa continued to generate world attention and great interest in scholarly circles, this situation ignited, in academic circles, the search for a precise understanding of African American orientations toward Africa. A sense of black unity and its identification with Africa is still very much alive and waxing stronger with the coming of every new black generation. But as the goals for equality and social justice remain distant for African Americans, this has impacted on their ability to influence United States foreign policy toward Africa.
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Name: 102nd Annual Meeting and Conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History
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Fonge, Fuabeh. ""The Influence of African American Scholars on United States Foreign Policy toward Africa"" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 102nd Annual Meeting and Conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati, OH, <Not Available>. 2018-06-18 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1286624_index.html>

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Fonge, F. ""The Influence of African American Scholars on United States Foreign Policy toward Africa"" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 102nd Annual Meeting and Conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati, OH <Not Available>. 2018-06-18 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1286624_index.html

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Abstract: Since many people of African ancestry are also citizens of the United States, there has been a common presumption that in matters of diplomacy and foreign relations the African Americans would be Africa’s best ambassadors in America. Bearing this in mind, it is necessary to take stock of African American influence, if any, on United States foreign policy toward Africa.

My presentation would argue that, compared to members of other minority groups, African Americans have not sufficiently motivated American foreign policy toward Africa, and points out how other minority groups in America have played far more important roles in influencing American foreign policies toward their ancestral homelands. Noting that the influence of African Americans on the overall United State's foreign policy has been, at best minimal, the paper, however, strives to explain the important contributions of African Americans scholars in this regards. The paper also argues that the tendency of white Americans to glorify other races and debase the black race injected deplorably oppressive effects on the mainstream of black people and made them to think less of Africa and its black folks. However, African American scholars have always played a pivotal role in educating the American government and general public about Africa and, to an extent, in changing the United States government attitude toward Africa. As Africa continued to generate world attention and great interest in scholarly circles, this situation ignited, in academic circles, the search for a precise understanding of African American orientations toward Africa. A sense of black unity and its identification with Africa is still very much alive and waxing stronger with the coming of every new black generation. But as the goals for equality and social justice remain distant for African Americans, this has impacted on their ability to influence United States foreign policy toward Africa.


 
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