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African American Sociologists: Robert Allen and Robert Stapl

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Brittany Howard

on 10 October 2013

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Personal Life
Career/Contributions to Society
African American Sociologists: Robert Allen and Robert Staples
Our purpose is to explore the backgrounds of two phenomenal sociologists; Robert Allen and Robert Staples. By exploring their personal information such as their date of birth, place of residence, nationality, and different preferences. We will also discuss their education backgrounds and find out what high schools and colleges they attended that helped start them on their path of becoming a sociologist. Also we'll touch on what roles, both, Robert Staples and Robert Allen played as it relates to the world around us and the different cultures included.
Robert Allen
He's an activist, writer, and Adjunct Professor of African-American Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
Robert Staples
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Robert Allen and Robert Staples are both significant sociologist that have also be apart of some important roles that have made a positive impact on our lives till this day. They are also role models to the African American Community.
Allen was born on May 29th, 1942 in Atlanta Georgia to mother Sadie Allen and father Robert Allen. He divorced wife Pamela Parker in which had a son named Casey Douglas Allen. His second wife's name is Janet Carter.
University of Vienna, from 1961-1962. (Transfered)
Morehouse College in 1963. (Bachelor's)
Columbia University in 1963. (Graduate)
New School For Social Research in 1976. (Master's)
University of California at Berkeley in 1983. (Ph.D)
From 1986-96, board member and even a volunteer to Oakland Men’s Project. He has been a part of the advisory board of Family Violence Prevention Fund since 1998, San Francisco Writers Corps since 1999, and the African American Faculty Oral History Project of UC Berkeley since 2002.
Allen’s careers consisted of an Assistant Professor at San Jose State University, New College and Afro-American Studies Department in 1969-72; Mills College, Oakland, CA, lecturer as a part time position (Answers 2013).Ethnic Studies Dept., 1973-82, head, Ethnic Studies Dept., 1981-84; Colorado College, Colorado Springs, visiting professor of sociology, 1983 (Answers 2013). University of California at Berkeley, visiting assistant professor in African American studies and ethnic studies, 1993 (Answers 2013). Various editorial posts currently senior editor with Black Scholar, 1972-current.
The Port Chicago Disaster and Its Aftermath: A Study of Collective Stress captures the effect of this event through targets such as the African American sailors and mutiny. Port Chicago disaster was an explosion of munitions which occurred on July 17, 1944. The munitions detonated while being transferred to a cargo vessel. By dates, one can recognize this was during World War II. Furthermore, 300+ were killed and 300+ were injured by the accident. Majority of the victims were African American, which included sailors and civilians. Mutiny was charged to those who opposed to follow authorial commands.
Black Awakening in Capitalist America was a study of the black freedom movement in 1960’s. The black freedom movement included the Negro rebellion and political movements. Black Freedom coincides with Black Power which deals with concepts of socialism and capitalism. It was a fight to gain equal opportunity in American. This regarded for Black’s desires of becoming college students, social workers, and business owners.
Reluctant Reformers: Racism and Social Reform Movements acted as an examination and documentation of racism's impact on social movements in the United States. Allen grasps readers to stop viewing white supremacy as only a perception but to see it as a concept. Supremacy that’s only imagined (perception) is not acted on because it’s of the mind, supremacy that is actually alive and existing (concept) has been plaguing society for many years.

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