ERIC Number: ED226095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
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A Study of Black Suburban Youths: Implications of the Major Findings for the Stages of Ethnicity Typology.
Banks, James A.
A study was carried out to examine self concept, level of externality, and attitudes toward physical characteristics, neighborhoods and schools of 98 black youths in predominantly white suburbs of the Pacific Northwest region. The method used was based on a conceptual framework of "ethnicity typology." The stages of this typology were defined as (1) ethnic psychological captivity, (2) ethnic encapsulation, (3) ethnic identity clarification, (4) biethnicity, (5) multiethnicity and reflective nationalism, and (6) globalism and global competency. It was found that there is little evidence to support the contention that blacks who attend white schools will internalize negative self images and accept white standards of beauty. Most blacks were found to have genuine ethnic pride and still interact well with whites and other ethnic groups. Further, young blacks were found to be likely to identify with global issues. Voluntary separatism was practiced by only a few youths who had negative beliefs of themselves. (WAM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
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