Research Review

“By the Numbers: JBHE Documents the Huge Gender Gap in African-american Higher Education”. “By the Numbers: JBHE Documents the Huge Gender Gap in African-american Higher Education”. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 52 (2006): 101–101. Web

This document breaks down the rates of academic success within the black community. this resource is valuable in describing the juxtaposition of academic success and companionship for the black woman.

In this document it clearly states black women being higher educated than their male counterpart. Be it that black women are taught early one there are no shortcuts and handouts and you must be able to provide for yourself. however simultaneously they are also taught not to make the black man feel less through intellect or finance. following up the academic success rate the document goes on to point out that the more educated the black woman is the less likely she is to find  a male counterpart within her race of similar academic success. and even if she does it is likely he is a lower paying job or the relationship is doomed for failure due to jealous and ego.

This document does a great job in defending my research papers idea that through actions related to academic success the black woman is encouraged to be less than in order to be married or attractive. early on we are encouraged to do well in school at similar rates to young black men but as we enter higher levels of education where the black man starts to falter we are taught to do the same. to maintain structure and gender norms, we are encouraged to shield the level of intellect we may posses in order to refrain for deterring the black man’s success.

 

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Research Review

Crocker, Jennifer, and Connie T. Wolfe. “Contingencies Of Self-Worth.” Psychological Review 108.3 (2001): 593-623. PsycARTICLES. Web. 14 Apr. 2016.

    In order to bring my research paper full circle I needed a source that described self worth in all aspects but specifically in relation to social encounters. “Contingences of self-worth” describes in detail how self esteem is implicated in social encounters and how stigmas can either have no affect or extreme affect on ones self esteem. Also the journal makes a point of desribing the lasting affect in saying that low self esteem does not deteriate with age niether does high self esteem develope.

    The basis of the research paper is to describe and create an understanding of these 3 ideas throughout the life of a black woman. The social encounters be it personl and familial or informal and societial within the black community have a major part in the foundation. This social idea is describe early on in the journal in efforts to explain what developement of self worth is. the stigma and standards of the black community are what a particpant will use to guide their success and standard of living. ” A contingency  self-worth is a domain or category of outcomes on which a person has staked his or her self-esteem, so that person’s view of his or her value or worth depends on perceived successes or failures or adherence to self-standards in that domain.”

   The second idea is the effect these encounters have. It is alrealdy clear that they will influenece the developement. however, now there needs to be and understanding of the level at which it affects developement.’The more strongly a person’s self-worth is contingent on a particular domain, the more chronically accessible and easily activated that contingencyis likely to be.” this quote from the journal will help to describe my idea that if ones culture is all one knows then the ideas of success and failure will be highly dependent of that cultures standards. Since many childern are sheletered within their communites this becomes and undeniable fact.

  the usage of this journal is have published studies and theories on how one self esteem is developed. since the article is broken down into points in a model it helps to so the pattern that one achieves self worth or defines self worth.

Research Defense

on Monday I present my research defense

Amanda Kendall

Topic:  Aspects of the black community and its effects on the development of self worth in the      black woman.

Excerpt: “In order to understand the negative affects certain aspects of the black community have on the black woman, I plan to outline and describe three main juxtapositions. In efforts to show the negative relationships between early development and self esteem, beauty standards and representation and finally education and companionship I want to illustrate the snowball/cycle effect through generations in the development of the black woman’s self worth.”

Outline/Use Of Research:

Early Childhood development and self esteem:

Ali, Shahrazad. The Blackman’s Guide to Understanding the Blackwoman. Philadelphia, PA: Civilized Publications, 1989. Print.

Guindon, Mary H. Self-Esteem Across the Lifespan: Issues and Interventions. New York: Routledge, 2010. Web.

Staples, Robert, and Leanor Boulin Johnson 1945. Black Families at the Crossroads: Challenges and Prospects. 1st ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1993. Web.

Beauty Standards  and representation in The Black Community:

Beauty standards: Negotiations of social life among African American college women by Gardner, Sheena Kaori

St. Jean, Yanick, 1945, and Joe R. Feagin. Double Burden: Black Women and Everyday Racism. Armonk, N.Y: M.E. Sharpe, 1998. Web

Education and its Effect on companionship for the Black women:

“By the Numbers: JBHE Documents the Huge Gender Gap in African-american Higher Education”. “By the Numbers: JBHE Documents the Huge Gender Gap in African-american Higher Education”. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 52 (2006): 101–101. Web…

Ali, Shahrazad. The Blackman’s Guide to Understanding the Blackwoman. Philadelphia, PA: Civilized Publications, 1989. Print.

Guindon, Mary H. Self-Esteem Across the Lifespan: Issues and Interventions. New York: Routledge, 2010. Web.

Thesis: The ability or lack thereof  for the black woman to maintain and achieve the black community’s standards and ideals result in generational and cycling low levels of self esteem and self worth in the black woman.

Discussion Points:

  1. How effective is the outline in creating an understanding of the cycling of negative relationships within the black community.
  2. Should I include more analysis of self esteem to enhance the understanding in the development of self worth? And if so should it be in generalization or directly for the young black girl?”

 

in efforts to receive helpful feedback from peers.

through the discussions points the most important was whether or not to conclude general definitions of self esteem versus specific. I was encourage to introduce it as a general idea but it would be beneficial to be specific. some thoughts were that if I were to be specific to the definition of self esteem in the black girl it would be more beneficial in getting my point across to non black females. since self esteem is defined differently from group to group and individual to individual generalization would not be cohesive with my driving point.

research

 

  1. “By the Numbers: JBHE Documents the Huge Gender Gap in African-american Higher Education”. “By the Numbers: JBHE Documents the Huge Gender Gap in African-american Higher Education”. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 52 (2006): 101–101. Web…
  2. St. Jean, Yanick, 1945, and Joe R. Feagin. Double Burden: Black Women and Everyday Racism. Armonk, N.Y: M.E. Sharpe, 1998. Web.
  3. Domestic Care Work (course reading)
  4. Crocker, Jennifer, and Connie T. Wolfe. “Contingencies of Self-Worth.” Psychological Review 108.3 (2001): 593-623. Web.
  5. Staples, Robert, and Leanor Boulin Johnson 1945. Black Families at the Crossroads: Challenges and Prospects. 1st ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1993. Web.
  6. Porter, Michael. The Conspiracy to Destroy Black Women. 1st ed. Chicago: African American Images, 2001. Web.
  7. Guindon, Mary H. Self-Esteem Across the Lifespan: Issues and Interventions. New York: Routledge, 2010. Web.
  8. Ali, Shahrazad. The Blackman’s Guide to Understanding the Blackwoman. Philadelphia, PA: Civilized Publications, 1989. Print.

Research as a Conversation

topic : development of self worth in the black woman

critical conversation: the examination of personal and social encounters and experiences that may influence the development of self worth in the black women.

open research proposal problem: do negative encounters within the black community necessarily effect the course of development? or is it the actually affect the black woman allows it to have influence the development of self worth?

research question: Do increasing and redundant negative encounters with the black community deter he foundational development of self worth in the black woman?

working thesis: Consistent negative encounters within the black community between the black woman and her peers has a large influence on the foundational development or lack there of , of self worth within the black woman.

topic update

Recently, I’ve narrowed my topic to simply the effects of inner race relations. after further discussions with my peers and people of the black community, although it is prevalent the effects of other races and social classes on the development of self worth, the denial of the black communities contribution seems more important.

The reality is, a lot of ones self worth comes from within, however the representation and acceptance of people similar to one’s self is a large part of the foundation. As evident as it is that black women seem to fall to the bottom in society, that is also the case as skin color darkens in within the black community.

the more the black community continues to deny this, and set ultimatums for the black woman’s level of and success worth, the greater the ability of other races to do the same.

the development and success of positive value and worth of a black women starts from within, within the black mom, the black dad, the black brother, the black sister….

topic change

love through a young black woman’s eyes

how  somehow i have to survive in a world where i am the blueprint to every pop culture trend while being the least desired person in society

how this constant beat down from society has shaped the black women to fight  a battle against the mirror, society and anything else that says we cant be great

how we have to create a new definition of love so that we don’t fall victim to no love

how i am statistically apart of the highest educated  race/gender combo and somehow can’t get a job that inst domestic

how i have to watch someone pay for my full lips and be praised and simultaneously be ridiculed for my ape like features

to be called “pretty for a black girl”

but hey this may be as cliche as a boyfriend/girlfriend love

or maybe nobody wants to hear another black girl complain

or maybe its predictable

we’ll just have to see

 

Research Topic Brainstorm

i entitled the blog “the wannabe generation” because for some i feel i am surrounded by nothing but “fake woke” or overly sensitive people.

the theme for this semester is love and rather than the cliche “oh my boyfriend is awesome and my parents spoil me rotten” love. i want to tap in to how this generation has lost value in themselves and love. how we seem to be loving out of relation and not value. which brings the wannabe characteristics that we as a whole posses.

its like we chose to speak on topics like gay rights, #blacklivesmatter, rape culture and all these other things that makeup this millennium of the hashtags, even if they mean nothing to us, we rather speak on in it to create some facade that we care and we are so involved and aware when in reality we’re not and the minute our wise beyond of years demeanor is challenged we crumble and become these overly sensitive and apathetic beings.

its like the blind leading the blind. no one really values and cares anymore, everyone just wants to fit in. and because of this we’ve lost ourselves and our ideas and become this robotic generation while simultaneously  tying to convince everyone around us that we are so open-minded and innovative.