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African American

An American citizen with origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.

African American

Multiculture A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. See Race.

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African American grandparents raising grandchildren: A national profile of demographic and health characteristics.
The second chapter concentrates on Ringwood's Journal, which ran during the downturn in African American economic standing and political power of the 1890s, a period that gave rise to African American women's activism and clubs dedicated to racial uplift.
For Harlequin, the Arabesque deal brings greater access to African American authors, backlists and a loyal readership base.
Graham, Taylor and Hudley (1998) found that while African American girls expressed academic values that were similar to their high-achieving white classmates, African American boys expressed the lowest level of valuation for their high-achieving male classmates, reserving their respect and admiration for Black classmates who exhibited many undesirable classroom behaviors.
Living in Chicago-which is still a very segregated city--can very likely encourage students to pursue the study of race relations or the African American experience through their majors and minors and classes," he said.
The dominant theme that asserted itself throughout this book was that of positive mental health, or resiliency, which was used to view current mental health issues among African Americans.
Moreover, while this book is about both African American and Jewish victimization and agency, it treats the Jewish community in somewhat greater detail and with greater sensitivity than the African American community, which no doubt left fewer formal records for the historian to examine than its Jewish counterpart.
It is important to note that researchers (Abrams & Gibbs, 2002; Denby & Alford, 1996; Gardner & Miranda, 2001; Troutman, 2001) have found that African American parents value the educational success of their children.
UNDOING THE INVISIBILITY OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN experience remains a worthy effort, one all the more critical as problems associated with low educational attainment and structural discrimination continue to thwart the personal and communal aspirations of African Americans and as a new cultural creed of "personal responsibility" obscures the communal responsibilities all Americans share for and with each other.

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