The Quotable Black Scholar: Lois Benjamin
The cover of The Black Elite, 2nd edition.
Being a black American, at some level, poses the dilemma of prioritizing being an American and being black.
The dilemma of choosing our identity is an ongoing progress that forces us…to decide consciously or unconsciously the direction in which we will expend our energy.
(Lois Benjamin in The Black Elite [page 6])
Biographical Notes: Dr. Lois Benjamin is Endowed University Professor of Sociology at Hampton University. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Benjamin is the author of several books, including:
The Black Elite: Still Facing the Color Line in the Twenty-First Century
Dreaming No Small Dreams: William R. Harvey’s Visionary Leadership
Three Black Generations at the Crossroads: Community, Culture and Consciousness
Black Women in the Academy: Promises and Perils (Editor)
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