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The Unchosen Me: Race, Gender, and Identity among Black Women in College #2020

The Unchosen Me Race Gender and Identity among Black Women in College Racial and gender inequities persist among college students despite ongoing efforts to combat them Students of color face alienation stereotyping low expectations and lingering racism even as they

  • Title: The Unchosen Me: Race, Gender, and Identity among Black Women in College
  • Author: Rachelle Winkle-Wagner
  • ISBN: 9780801893544
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Unchosen Me: Race, Gender, and Identity among Black Women in College By Rachelle Winkle-Wagner, Racial and gender inequities persist among college students, despite ongoing efforts to combat them Students of color face alienation, stereotyping, low expectations, and lingering racism even as they actively engage in the academic and social worlds of college life The Unchosen Me examines the experiences of African American collegiate women and the identity related preRacial and gender inequities persist among college students, despite ongoing efforts to combat them Students of color face alienation, stereotyping, low expectations, and lingering racism even as they actively engage in the academic and social worlds of college life The Unchosen Me examines the experiences of African American collegiate women and the identity related pressures they encounter both on and off campus.Rachelle Winkle Wagner finds that the predominantly white college environment often denies African American students the chance to determine their own sense of self Even the very programs and policies developed to promote racial equality may effectively impose unchosen identities on underrepresented students She offers clear evidence of this interactive process, showing how race, gender, and identity are created through interactions among one s self, others, and society.At the heart of this book are the voices of women who struggle to define and maintain their identities during college In a unique series of focus groups called sister circles, these women could speak freely and openly about the pressures and tensions they faced in school The Unchosen Me is a rich examination of the underrepresented student experience, offering a new approach to studying identity, race, and gender in higher education.

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    1 thought on “The Unchosen Me: Race, Gender, and Identity among Black Women in College

    1. A great book that explains how traits of our multiple identities are not independent choices but imposed by social constraints This book relates race and gender impositions but not class Class is considered an even less articulated imposition This book is both theoretical and ethnographic and is an easier read than most theoretical treatments.

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