Zuberi, Tukufu 1959- (Antonio McDaniel)

views updated

ZUBERI, Tukufu 1959- (Antonio McDaniel)


Original name, Antonio McDaniel; born April 26, 1959, in Oakland, CA; son of Willie McDaniel; married, April, 1982; wife's name Akilah. Ethnicity: "African-American." Education: University of Chicago, Ph.D., 1989.


Office—Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104; fax: 215-898-2124. E-mail—[email protected].


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, affiliate of Population Studies Center.


Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1995.

Thicker than Blood: How Racial Statistics Lie, University of Minnesota Press (Minneapolis, MN), 2001.

Some writings appear under the name Antonio McDaniel.


Erasing Humanity: Race and Society.


Tukufu Zuberi told CA: "My writing attempts to be conscious of society; I seek to engage the debate about human survival, freedom, equality and justice, environmental degradation, the future of humanity, and the role of culture. We are in need of a perspective that brings its academic expertise to bear on important questions of the day in a language that can be understood by the non-academic public. This expertise must seek to persuade, not coerce or hide behind the language and esoteric issues of a discipline that spends most of its time in self-conversation. We must value theory and research as much for their practicality as for rhetoric and allegiance to the discipline. We must expose the difference between what is and what could be. We must help humanity understand how the world could be better than it is and has been. A creative critical perspective must be optimistic and practical."

About this article

Zuberi, Tukufu 1959- (Antonio McDaniel)

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article