African-American Male

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  • The African-American Male

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    contribution to the destruction of the urban African-American male, one must further explain the educational system, racism toward the African-American male, and male role models in society; in doing so it will interpret the meaning to Jawanza Kunjufu first volume: Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys (2004). I. Educational System a. Lack of Information/ Dropouts b. Fourth Grade Syndrome c. Black Male Teachers II. Racism for males a. In the Environment b. Economically

  • African American Male Feminist

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    of an African American male feminist is a relatively new concept that is rapidly growing. Alexander Crummell, who was an advocate of black feminism stated, “For, humble and benighted as she is, the black woman of the South is one of the queens of womanhood. If there is any other woman on this earth who in native aboriginal qualities is her superior, I know not where she is to be found.” Before I discuss the importance, relevance and substance of what it is to be not only a successful male feminist

  • HIV Infections in African American Males

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    HIV infections in African American Males have been a national growing problem since the early 1990’s. According to CDC, in the United States, there are more than 1 million people living with HIV. 48 percent are afro American males between the ages 13-44(CDC, 2007). It is estimated that around 1 million people in the United States will be diagnose with HIV in the up coming year with the lifetime risk of becoming infected is 1 in 16 for black males (CDC,2007). However, there is growing concern

  • The Media's Negative Portrayal of African American Males

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    Portrayal of African American Males They squirmed, pencils tapping their desks anxiously; none of their papers contained more than five names. Eventually, all thirteen pairs of eyes made their way from the papers, to the faces of their friends, and eventually, they restlessly shifted over to me and stopped. “This is hard,” whined one seventh grade voice. Another chimed in, “It’s all the same, I can’t think of any more.” The question I had asked was simple: “Please list as many young African American

  • Fatherhood and the Unmarried Adolescent African-American Male

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    problem and also help the adolescent mother following her decision to give birth to a child. In some places, such as Oakland, California, 73% of adolescents giving birth are African American (Smith, 1988, p.269; Massey, 1991, p. 117). With this in mind, social workers have spent most of their efforts helping adolescent African-American women. The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and Aid to Families of Dependent Children (AFDC) offer help for many women and their children. Unfortunately

  • African American Male Persistence At Morehead State University

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    to understand the experiences of African American males and to explore the factors which allowed them to be successful in their matriculation through college to graduation and the factors which may have inhibited them from being as successful which may have impacted their college experiences. By using a qualitative approach, the researcher will be able to gather data that will reflect the unique experiences of the participants. Even though African American males attending colleges have increased

  • No More Men: The Need for African American Male Teachers

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    Data proves that America does not have enough African American males teaching in today’s schools. As a matter of fact, only 2% of America’s nearly five million teachers are black men (Bryan 1). In our American society, more and more African American females are fiercely taking over both public and private classrooms. Although this might be a great accomplishment, school officials believes that if more black males teach, it would reduce the numbers of minority achievement gaps and dropout rates

  • African American Males are Following Trends of White Liberals that Disregard their Traditional Values

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    Recently, the media has caused many stereotypes due to portraying African American males playing feminine roles. This perspective depicts men of color wearing attire outside of the stereotypical sagging pants and oversized t-shirts. It depicts an educated man with social class and sophistication. To date, society holds African American men to rigid stereotypes and a high standard of masculinity. However, once a man of color steps outside societal stereotypes and into the perspective reflected

  • Protecting, Nurturing and Providing Opportunities for At Risk Youth, Particularly African-American Males

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    This issue is very near to my heart. The social problem that I’m writing about is African American young men that lack the opportunities early in life that result in them making bad choices that affect the rest of their life. Working with youth in an area where there are often few opportunities for kids in general to find ways to occupy themselves in positive exciting activities and to be certain of, that the goals they once completely felt were reachable but now see them as unreachable, is disturbing

  • The relation between self-esteem and incarceration rate: Among African American males in the foster care system.

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    One hundred African American males will be randomly selected from different group homes and foster care facilities around Prince Georges County. The participants will have to complete a questionnaire before the random selection is made. The requirements for the potential participants are as follow: They have to be 14 to 18 years of age, been in the foster care system for at least 12 months, males of African descent, and have not been previously diagnosed with any mental disorder. Measures The materials