ERIC Number: EJ1173268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Who's Afraid of the Big Black Man?
Johnson, Jason Kyle
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v54 n2 p229-236 2018
This article examines the experiences of big Black men in both their personal and professional lives. Black men are often perceived as being aggressive, violent, and physically larger than their White counterparts. The negative perceptions of Black men, particularly big Black men, often leads to negative encounters with police, educators, and society as a whole. This article examines the recurring theme of Black men being unjustly killed by the police, their character being assassinated in their death and the emotional toll that big men endure from these incidents. Furthermore, this article challenges White educators' roles on college campuses to challenge these dangerous and misleading perceptions of Big Black men.
Descriptors: African Americans, Males, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, Fear, Negative Attitudes, Stereotypes, Misconceptions, Human Body
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