>But the problem with being able to differentiate has been a >problem that has been addressed in many text of Black writers, >the need for a Black Social Theory or Intellecutal >independence from the establishment. The problem is that we >have gobbled up ideologies that are of not of our making that >are supposed to be universal and are not suitable to our >specific circumstances. The Black social theory/philosophy >that has been posed by many Black thinkers will have to be >reflective of African historical cultural reality. I think >more and more Black thinkers have moved in this direction >since the emergence of Black Studies, but I don't think people >could differentiate someone just doing a typical marxist >analysis.
I once read an essay bell hooks called Postmodern Blackness, which said the same thing.
As I wrote earlier, I think a peculiarity of the university system is that there is a certain 'university fellow', whose writings may be somewhat restricted by his background - white, male (but much less so now), middle-class, etc. Does it mean we should dismiss academic work, for example, on sex, class and gender from these people because many they are not of the same sex, class and gender? If not, then what makes discourse on race any different?