Africana Studies could be integral to other studies

By Deja Wright

As of fall 2017, only 2.9 percent of the population on campus identified as African-American, according to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at Fresno State. Among the small population, there are students who say African-American studies are critical for their education.

Reyna Berger, an Africana studies and social work major, said the courses in the Africana Studies department have been eye-opening for her.

“I feel like more black people need to actually take the classes because it’s really enlightening,” Berger said.
Students are offered the chance to learn about the roles black people played in American history as well as gain knowledge about themselves.

Dr. Deanna Reese, professor and program coordinator of the Africana Studies program, said…

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