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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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This unbalanced, deficit-oriented approach obscures the broader picture of African Americans and creates "narrow, flat images" of African American family life (Arnold, 1994).
On average, African Americans are less likely to have dependable health care than white Americans and more likely to die prematurely from preventable illnesses.
For instance, studies suggest that part of the reason for the disparities in rates of heart disease may be differences in how African Americans process salt and use renin, an enzyme secreted by the kidneys, resulting in high rates of hypertension.
Bibliography on African Americans in Southwestern New York:
Two groups often identified as being "vulnerable" or "at risk" are the elderly and African Americans.
His has been a life of firsts--the first African American Lutheran called to the faculty of an American Lutheran seminary, for example, the first full African American professor, etc.
Many African American girls begin pubertal development very early and run the risk of engaging in early sexual behavior and its harmful consequences.
Northup has extensive experience on this issue, having been accused earlier this year of creating a non-profit organization to steer federal money to religious groups in order to shore up her political strength in the African American community in her competitive congressional district.
But the imbalance is much greater among African Americans.
First, it addresses concerns of Graham (1992) and others who laud the dearth of empirical achievement motivation-related studies of African American students.
Upset over what they considered insensitive coverage of minority issues, a group of mostly African American students staged a sit-in, grabbing national headlines.

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