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ERIC Number: EJ943023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
The Impact of Sexual of Orientation and Gender Expression Bias on African American Students
Majied, Kamilah F.
Journal of Negro Education, v79 n2 p151-165 Spr 2010
This article discusses sexual orientation and gender expression bias as they impact the educational experience of African American students. Sexual orientation and gender expression bias have a unique presentation in Black educational settings. The climate in such settings can be metagrobolized by the combination of distorted notions of Black sexuality and of homosexuality. The legacy of internalized racism as it impacts sexuality is examined in this article. Homophobia, heterosexism, and the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual. Transgendered, and questioning (LGBTQ) students are also discussed. Implications for school safety, academic achievement, and student mental health are elucidated along with recommendations for policy, practice and advocacy-based interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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