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Title:
Talkin' back : raising and educating resilient Black girls
Author:
Paul, Dierdre Glenn, 1964-
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Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Physical Description:
129 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Status of Black women in the contemporary United States -- All the girls are white, all the boys are Black, but some of us are brave -- Coping with the legacy of slavery and its links to childhood and life for contemporary Black girls -- Role of parents and caregivers in empowering Black girls -- What is the role of the community? -- What is the role of the schools?
ISBN:
9780275961954
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The lives of Black girls have far too frequently been used to support assertions regarding their alleged deviance and pathology. These claims have public policy implications, as they have served to ignite firestorms of debate and criticism that have ultimately resulted in harsh welfare reform and other such blame-the-victim policy initiatives. This book clarifies that today's Black girls are not receiving equitable learning opportunities in school.

Many Black girls are achieving academic success and pursuing higher education despite significant impediments in their schooling. Talkin' Back offers readers specific strategies that are designed to enhance the efforts of parents and communities, as they work in partnership with schools, raising Black girls who are prepared to wisely confront societal and educational challenges.


Author Notes

DIERDRE GLENN PAUL is Professor of Literacy Education, Montclair State University, NJ


Table of Contents

Introduction
The Status of Black Women in the Contemporary United States
All the Girls Are White
All the Boys Are Black
But Some of Us Are Brave
Coping with the Legacy of Slavery and Its Links to Childhood and Life for Contemporary
Black Girls The Role of Parents and Caregivers in Empowering
Black Girls What Is the Role of Community?
What Is the Role of Schools?
Epilogue
Appendix A A Resource Guide