What does it mean to be black and patriotic in 21st Century America?
This is the driving question that guides my discussion as I consider the trajectory of black men – of black people overall – in this new American century. I chose the name “Heritage Phenomenon” with the idea that who we are as a community builds upon our collective past. Our past, our present, and our future interplay within a phenomenon of heritage and is critical for interpreting our experience in America because they each harken the aspirational aspect of our racial path here. Please join me in the the discussion.
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Join me and other scholars as we discuss American patriotism in the 21st century in my special issue of the Journal of Veterans Studies http://journal-veterans-studies.org/
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