ERIC Number: EJ1125429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Parenting African American Children in the Context of Racism
Keyes, Angela W.; Smyke, Anna T.; Middleton, Melissa; Black, Corey L.
ZERO TO THREE, v35 n4 p27-34 Mar 2015
The legacy of slavery in the United States has impacted generations of African Americans, especially parents who must prepare their children to face the challenges associated with being a person of color in this country. The authors explore aspects of racism, White privilege, racial socialization, and African American parents' fears as they equip their children, especially their sons, with the knowledge and skills they need to negotiate challenging experiences. The authors describe how parenting strategies that have been identified as maladaptive for White children have been found to be more advantageous for African American children, in part because of the societal challenges that they face.
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship, Racial Bias, Slavery, African American Children, African Americans, Child Rearing, Child Development, Socialization, Intergroup Relations, Fear, Whites, Preschool Education, Correctional Institutions, Intervention, Futures (of Society), Racial Discrimination
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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