Fallen Letters is a unique collection of essays that offers a critique of education in the Black community. In this critique there is the struggle with intellectual chaos. For example many Black people are confused over what name best represents Black people. Also the Black male has been set in crisis since coming to the Western Hemisphere. What is this crisis? Meanwhile Cultural Nationalism has for some offered a panacea for the myriad of problems Black people are confronted with.

But is Cultural Nationalism merely a scapegoat for intellectual Uncle Toms and those that defy reality? We will explore these questions and many other concerns seldom reported on. These essays regarding the Black Experience will reflect the on-going Black Holocaust and the confusion among those that are supposed to set the course.

A Holocaust is defined as a burnt offering, also as the complete destruction by fire, especially of animals and humans. The historical development of the Black Holocaust is noted in the legacy of slavery. Lynchings were usually followed by burnings at the stake for Black men and women during and after slavery.

The Contemporary period that notes the existence of Black people in North America still represent the archaic spirit of the lynch mentality. Thus, many scholars maintain the on-going Black Holocaust. However the most tragic aspect of the Holocaust is most likely the participation of those in the intellectual community who refuse to see the world the way God created it and not how man has come to tamper with the Creation.  The Black Holocaust has taken on illogical aspects in recent years. These articles attempt to bring more clarity to a phenomenon that is on a course to destroy Black America.

What about the various theories, philosophies and ideologies that have impacted on the Black Experience over time? There is no panacea for the removal of the oppressive conditions of the Black and poor. Therefore, many thinkers note the utility of various theories, philosophies and ideologies.

There is also the need for an ongoing evaluation of the intellectual mechanisms (theories etc.) Thus, the following essays and assessments are presented to bring more clarity to the struggle for freedom, justice and equality and not to denounce or deny any theory, ideology or philosophy.



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