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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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Even in comparison to the quickly expanding Hispanic market, the 2000 Census shows there are more African American households with yearly incomes greater than $75,000.
Rooks argues that the sensationalistic narratives of sexuality long attributed to African American women motivated the magazines' writers to "write back" to a history of oppression by creating new definitions of African American womanhood.
Entering the 1980s, many African American families were facing tremendous structural challenges in poor inner-city areas.
Linda Gill, the former vice president and publisher of BET Books, will oversee Harlequin's African American publishing program.
Researchers have further suggested that African American students may selectively devalue performance dimensions that are perceived to be incompatible with expected group behaviors (Steele & Aronson, 1995; Osborne, 1997).
Department of Education reported that the number of graduates who majored in African American studies constituted less than 0.
Harley and Milton have edited this text, which sheds new light on contemporary issues pertinent to the promotion of positive mental health of African Americans in a variety of contexts with pragmatic applications for counselors and other mental health professionals.
the illegal burning of garbage in protest against inadequate garbage pickups, the outbreak of violence among Brownsville's poor and working class blacks underscored a rift in the African American cross-class alliance.
Since Cleveland's decline, as factory jobs have vanished and nothing has taken their place, low-income residents, and African Americans in particular, are questioning an approach that to them seems too immigrant-sensitive.
1999; House & Martin, 1998; Troutman, 2001) have posited that African American parent involvement also may be inhibited by the fact that many school personnel, who are mainly White American, middle-class women, receive limited or virtually no pre-service training with African American families.
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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