Publication Citation

2 (1) IUSTITIA 89 (1974)


This discussion is leveled at all black people at all stages of awareness and committment. Essentially it proposes a view of a method of inquiry before making a decision. It asks that people move from molecular level questions to molar level questions. These molar level questions will form a basis of inquiry during the pre-decisional stage which has the triple function of relating ideas with ideas, ideas with experience, and experience with experience. Molecular questions, on the other hand, do not call for investigation but rather "yes" or "no" answers. The black woman, as a subject of unusual interest, provides a framework of reference for advancing a method of inquiry on the molar level. A glut of questions on the molecular level, like those above, which deal with external badges of blackness will end in premature elliptical decisions.