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ERIC Number: ED083357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-25
Pages: 16
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Dilemma of Growing Up Black and Female.
Harrison, Algea O.
How do black females attempt to resolve the dilemma of femininity and high achievement goals? This paper discusses and reviews the nature of that relationship between femininity and high achievement need which has generally been of a reverse nature. The dilemma of being female for the black women is that she is being urged by society in general to cultivate traits that lend themselves to femininity, i.e., dependency, passiveness, submissiveness, and the like. On the other hand, she is pressured by the political-economic system and survival needs of the black community to develop those traits that are contrary to the ideas of womanhood as prescribed by the sex role standard, i.e., independence, self-assertion, persistence, and so on. Historical and future implications are also discussed. (Author/RJ)
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Note: Paper presented at the Sixth National Convention of the Association of Black Psychologists, Detroit, Mich., August 25, 1973