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ERIC Number: EJ1158784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
"I'm Still Here:" Black Female Undergraduates' Self-Definition Narratives
Robinson, Subrina J.; Esquibel, Elena; Rich, Marc D.
World Journal of Education, v3 n5 p57-71 2013
Drawing on Black feminism and oral narrative research, we examine how Black women undergraduates make sense of their identities as Black females. More specifically, we explore the dual impact of gender and race by considering what it means to be a Black woman on campus. The women in this study articulate compelling, and at times, diverging self-definitions that problematize Black women's representation within predominantly White classrooms. Two themes are highlighted within their narratives: (a) being "the only one" and (b) Black women's strength.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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