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ERIC Number: EJ779689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 27
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0013-161X
Racial Primes and Black Misandry on Historically White Campuses: Toward Critical Race Accountability in Educational Administration
Smith, William A.; Yosso, Tara J.; Solorzano, Daniel G.
Educational Administration Quarterly, v43 n5 p559-585 2007
Background: Racial primes are an outgrowth and inculcation of a well-structured, highly developed, racially conservative, "race-neutral" or "color-blind" racial socialization process in which children learn race-specific stereotypes about African Americans and other race/ethnic groups. As they get older, they continue to receive--both involuntary and voluntary-- corroborating messages of anti-Black stereotypes from adults, friends, games, folklore, music, television, popular media, and the hidden curriculum. A result of this belief system is Black misandry. Black misandry refers to an exaggerated pathological aversion toward Black men created and reinforced in societal, institutional, and individual ideologies, practices, and behaviors. Findings: Through the use of focus group interview data from African American male students at four universities, it reveals that potent Black misandric beliefs exist in both academic and social spaces in the collegiate environment. Conclusions: Using critical race theory as a framework, the counterstory in this article provides an interpretation of how racially primed Black misandric beliefs influence the collegiate racial climate and how educational administrators might respond. (Contains 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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