Topic: Race and Ethnicity / African American Studies

 
Talkin' Back
Raising and Educating Resilient Black Girls
Dierdre Glenn Paul
978-0-31309-410-1

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Talkin' Back

Raising and Educating Resilient Black Girls

Dierdre Glenn Paul Dierdre Glenn Paul


December 2003

Praeger

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Specific strategies are offered for parents and communities working to prepare Black girls for societal and educational challenges.

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.
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
Reviews
[H]ighly recommended for parents, educators, and anyone interested in seeing a change in American society.—MultiCultural Review

Endorsements
Dierdre Glenn Paul has provided us with a valuable tool. In ^ITalkin' Back: Raising and Educating Resilient Black Girls^R she demonstrates the great importance of nurturing and fostering opportunities for black pre- and early adolescent girls....Through powerful historical accounts, research and analysis, she gives us a way to understand the challenges, and practical strategies for overcoming them.—James P. Comer, M.D., M.P.H.^LMaurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale Child Study Center^LAssociate Dean, Yale School of Medicine

Illuminates many of the major obstacles confronting young black women in America today. Most important, it also offers workable strategies for parents, schools, and communities for nurturing and empowering young black women to become strong, resilient, and successful women.—Freeman A. Hrabowski, III^LPresident, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Dierdre Glenn Paul has provided us with a valuable tool....She demonstrates the great importance of nurturing and fostering opportunities for Black pre- and early adolescent girls. She shows how strong alliances between parents, educators and positive community role models lead to personal and academic success; even when they live under difficult circumstances. Through powerful historical accounts, research and analysis, she gives us a way to understand the challenges, and practical strategies for overcoming them.—James P. Comer, M.D.^LMaurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry^LAssociate Dean^LYale School of Medicine

...Illuminates many of the major obstacles confronting young Black women in America today. Most important, it also offers workable strategies for parents, schools, and communities for nurturing and empowering young Black women to become strong, resilient, and successful women.—Freeman A. Hrabowski, III^LPresident^LUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County