VILLAGE OF WISDOM: UNDERSTANDING HOW PARENTS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN BOYS HELP THEIR CHILDREN NAVIGATE RACIAL BIAS TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
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  • Jackson, William
    • Affiliation: School of Education
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  • This study examined how parents understand the experiences, resources, and situations that inform how they approach racial socialization with their pre-adolescent Black sons. Using qualitative analysis and leveraging a phenomenology-informed approach, I explored the psychological world of beliefs, identities, perspectives, emotions and experiences of parents. In this study, I revealed an understanding of the thought processes that precede the complex mix of messages parents share with their young boys about race. I also sought to determine how school situations contributed to or facilitated parent conversations with children about race. Parents indicated that older siblings, school-based incidents of racial bias, extended family, school lessons on diversity, and other factors impacted their racial socialization conversations. A process model of racial socialization emerged from the analysis of the data collected from parents in this study. This study adds to the research literature by identifying new factors that impact parent racial socialization and developing a richer understanding of known factors, processes and strategies that guide parent racial socialization.
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  • Neblett, Enrique
  • Greene, Jeffrey
  • Hughes, Sherick
  • Griffin, Dana
  • Gilmer, Micah
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  • Doctor of Philosophy
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2018
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