ERIC Number: EJ598454
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Publication Date: 1999
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A Note on the Effects of Language on the Perception of Racial Groups by Majority Group Members.
Smith, Vernon G.
Challenge: A Journal of Research on African American Men, v10 n1 p105-18 Win-Spr 1999
Schools and society have roles in creating low self-esteem among young African American males, who encounter negative statements and put-downs. Addresses the power of words as used in the home, school, and community, underscoring the importance of parents and educators considering the potency of words, stressing the need for thoughtful use of words, and suggesting verbal pitfalls to avoid. (SM)
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