“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.