ERIC Number: ED159272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Racism and Sexism in America: The Black Woman's Dilemma.
McClain, Shirla; Spencer, Norma L.
The black American female's social and economic status, family life and contributions to society have all suffered under the effects of racism and sexism. Racism in particular has had the greatest disabling effects on the status and progress of black women. The black woman has had to cope with problems dating back to slavery, the continuing emasculation of black males, and unique problems in childrearing. Myths about the black family and economic racism adversely affect the quality of life which she is able to provide for herself and for her family. From slavery until contemporary times the black female could make only limited contributions to society at large because of educational limitations and inadequate recognition from a dominant society. Even improving educational status has not insured social mobility. The unique set of circumstances surrounding the black woman's problems in American society demand that educators acquire certain knowledge, skills and attitudes for the education of her children. (EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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