Dr. Anthony Monteiro Fired Temple University
by BAR Poet-in-Residence Raymond Nat Turner
Molefi Asante’s brand of “Afrocentricity” means McCarthyism and race and class betrayal.
by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
It’s not so easy to fire an associate professor of African American Studies who has forged strong ties with the surround Black community. Philadelphia’s Temple University is finding that out, in the case of Dr. Tony Monteiro. Protesters converged on campus, this week, and their anger was directed as much at “Afro-centrist” Prof. Molefi Asante as at Teresa Soufas, the Dean of Liberal Arts who fired Monteiro.