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2009

Theses, Dissertations, and Projects

African Americans-Race identity

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An Exploratory Study Of Transracial Adoptions : African American Perspectives, Tarn Carolyn Martin Aug 2009

An Exploratory Study Of Transracial Adoptions : African American Perspectives, Tarn Carolyn Martin

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This study was undertaken to determine if what the National Association of Black Social Workers states; that African American children raised by Caucasian adults are at risk for being outcast by the African American community. The NABSW believes that transracial adoptees are not able to develop a healthy sense of self when raised by Caucasians. For this study I interviewed 8 participants who identify as African American who were between the ages of 18-47. The participants were asked a series of questions in regards to their development and how they have fared being raised by Caucasian parents. Most of the ...


Echoes Of Racism : An Exploration Into Skin Color Bias Within The African American Community, Claretta D. Daniels Aug 2009

Echoes Of Racism : An Exploration Into Skin Color Bias Within The African American Community, Claretta D. Daniels

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This study was conducted to ascertain the kinds of messages that African Americans are being exposed to that introduce them to the existence and reality of skin color bias within the African American community. This included identifying the time frame, source, and nature of those exposures as well as exploring the efforts African Americans have made to try to protect younger generations of African Americans from the impact of skin color bias within the African American community. This study used a descriptive, fixed method research design in the form of an online survey instrument that contained both a quantitative and ...


Identity Development Among Black Gay Men : The Relationship Between Racial And Sexual Orientation Identity Development, Sandra Lauren Dipillo Aug 2009

Identity Development Among Black Gay Men : The Relationship Between Racial And Sexual Orientation Identity Development, Sandra Lauren Dipillo

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This study examined the relationship between racial and sexual orientation identity development among Black gay men. Preliminary research implied that the relationship between these two processes was complex though there was little research that explored it. Fifty-seven Black gay men participated in an anonymous online survey which asked a range of questions about racial and sexual orientation identity as well as the experience of being both Black and gay. Findings indicated that Black gay men experience more internalized homophobia and racism than individuals who are Black or gay but not both. The results also implied that the two developmental processes ...