Event Title

The Faxe of Racism

Presenter Information

Luquanda Hawkins

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

College

College of Education

Major

Educational Leadership and Curriculum

Session Number

2

Location

RM 218

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Mary Texeria

Juror Names

Moderator: Dr. Carol Damgen

Start Date

5-19-2016 3:00 PM

End Date

5-19-2016 3:20 PM

Abstract

African American studies provide a sense of identity for our youth. Most young Black Americans (in California particularly) have no idea where they come from, who their Ancestors are, nor do they have a healthy opinion of their culture. The media plays a very large role in presenting negative impressions of African American people and our youth have nothing positive to combat this consistent deluge of negativity with. Many Black students despise their race! They do not desire to be Black. I have heard Black students calling themselves mixed, saying that they were of another cultural persuasion or just simply responding No, when asked if they were Black. It is truly sad and my heart goes out to this generation.

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May 19th, 3:00 PM May 19th, 3:20 PM

The Faxe of Racism

RM 218

African American studies provide a sense of identity for our youth. Most young Black Americans (in California particularly) have no idea where they come from, who their Ancestors are, nor do they have a healthy opinion of their culture. The media plays a very large role in presenting negative impressions of African American people and our youth have nothing positive to combat this consistent deluge of negativity with. Many Black students despise their race! They do not desire to be Black. I have heard Black students calling themselves mixed, saying that they were of another cultural persuasion or just simply responding No, when asked if they were Black. It is truly sad and my heart goes out to this generation.