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Thursday, April 12 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Anti-Black Biases in the Black Community

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The purpose of this study is to examine the ways in which anti-black biases in language affect black or African American identities. Many paradigms have been created as to how anti-lack biases circulate, but what hasn't been identified is where they stem from. Other authors have explored the ways black biases have affected black identities through media without looking at how these messages spread in interpersonal contexts. Through qualitative interviews and focus groups, I identify that stereotypes and beliefs that link language and appearance circulate in the black/African American community through ideas such as colorism and respectability politics. This, in turn, might negatively impact the way black and African Americans view themselves, as well as other black people. Ultimately, these biases affect how black and or African Americans are viewed in general.

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Celeste Sterling

Currently in my senior year as a Communication major and Theatre minor. After graduating I plan to further my education by applying for grad school, which is yet to be determined. My experiences at Graceland University outside and inside of the classroom have given me a clearer view... Read More →

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Dr. Raquel Moreira

Raquel Moreira is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Graceland. She received her PhD in Communication from the University of Denver.

Thursday April 12, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Shaw Center Lobby

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