Economic Issues Take a Back Seat in Black Studies Programs

In a study published in the Journal of Black Studies, Patrick L. Mason, director of the African-American studies program at Florida State University, found that the discipline of economics is almost nonexistent in black studies scholarship. The survey found that only 1.72 percent of the faculty members in leading black studies programs have an economics background. Economic content among black studies curricula is almost nonexistent and there are very few articles in black studies journals dealing with economic issues.