Dissertation - Public Access
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy
Bradley Olson, Ph.D
Tiffeny Jimenez, Ph.D.
Ericka Mingo, Ph.D.
This research study retraces the lives of Black women in America through a microscope that emphasize the historical formulation of Black women's identity and how the distorted figures of stereotypes have emerged and manifested into contemporary microaggressions. The work explores two central inquiries: The first, quantitative study, examines slavery as the malignant marker that has shaped Black women's identity, socioeconomic status, educational progress and political frameworks. The study theorizes that microaggressions towards Black women pose serious harm to their overall psychological sense of self-efficacy and empowerment. However, ethnic identity has within it the resource to combat microaggressive attitudes. The second, qualitative study, examines deeper issues related to black women empowerment and attempts to further theory building through narratives of black women participants and their narratives and views on a variety of issues.
Luckoo, Patricia, "Deconstructing Negative Stereotypes, Myths And Microaggressions About Black Women: Reconstructing Black Women’s Narrative, Identity And The Empowering Nature Of Ethnic Identity" (2018). Dissertations. 319.
Patricia Luckoo's FINAL DISSERTATION REVISED. Wednesday. 07.25.18. 1.21 pm. Deconstructing Negative stereotypes, Myths and Microaggressions About Black Women.pdf (974 kB)
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