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Author Zuniga, N. Atacha
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Racial Identity ♦ Long Way ♦ African-american Experience ♦ White Racial Identity ♦ Race Affect ♦ Skin Color ♦ Collective Identity ♦ Common Racial Heritage ♦ Theoretical Framework Racial Identity ♦ Racial Difference ♦ Hair Texture ♦ Compelling Finding ♦ Workplace Interaction ♦ Facial Feature ♦ Mis-education Influenced Workplace Interaction ♦ Childhood Year ♦ Particular Racial Group ♦ Development Process ♦ Education Affect ♦ Various Model
Abstract Abstract: The purpose of this study was to learn how Blacks believe race affects their workplace interactions with Whites and why. The most compelling finding of the study: participants believed mis-education influenced workplace interactions. The implications of the study: how the relationship between racism, racial identity and education affects workplace interactions. Theoretical Framework Racial identity may be defined as a "sense of group or collective identity, based on one's perception, that he or she shares a common racial heritage with a particular racial group" (Helms, 1990, p. I). The various models on black and white racial identity explore the psychology or development process (stages) by which a person develops his/her racial identity (Cross, 1991; Helms, 1990; Jackson, 2001). Research suggests the development of one's racial identity begins as early as childhood years. According to Tatum (1997), children as young as three years of age recognize racial differences such as skin color, hair texture and facial features. In recognizing these differences, children begin to raise questions about their own racial identity, as well as the racial identity of others. It is when children enter adolescence, however, that they
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article