African American

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African American

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

Multiculture A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. See Race.
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In addition, they propose that African Americans "brand" themselves as an expert in a certain area, which makes them invaluable to a corporation, and express interest to colleagues, associates, mentors, and sponsors.
Jackson argues that African Americans should be fighting for an economy that is broad and inclusive enough to ensure that all people can provide for their families.
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).
Dillard (2005) states "our aim in this book is to promote positive mental health among African Americans" (p.
Nonetheless, Wendell Pritchett's book demonstrates the ongoing vitality of African American urban history as a field of scholarship.
"We're a majority minority community, and there's no question that we're desperately in need of economic development capital for African Americans." Among the next steps were discussions of planning and zoning aspects of the plan.
Numerous scholars (Harry et al., 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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