People of African American Heritage

People of African - People of African-American Heritage Overview Inhabited Localities Topography African-American Gene Pool of ~100 groups Negro

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People of African-American Heritage
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Overview, Inhabited Localities, Topography
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African-American? Gene Pool of ~100 groups Negro, colored, black, people of color NAACP National Black Nurses Association National Center for the Advancement of Blacks in the Health Professions 37 million, 12.1% U.S. 29% SC
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Race Physical and biological variations Genetically transmitted Traits Has social meaning assign status limit or promote opportunities influence interactions
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Heritage Slave trade (1619-1860) 3.5 to 24 million West Coast Kwa and Bantu Speaking People
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Gullah/Geeche of SC
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Residence 50% still in Southern States 19% in North and Northeast 19% in Midwest 9% in West NYC & Chicago
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Migration Civil War After WWII 1.5 million
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Education Starting in 1954 schools integrated (Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka) Highly Valued Vocational Focus (SC-RN, 14.2%, LVN, 31.1 %) 55% of Doctoral Degrees to Women
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Occupation >Women in work force Underrepresented in managerial & professional positions Blue collar workers in service industries Discrimination in hiring and advancement
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Occupational Health Hazardous Workplaces Injuries Diseases
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Communication
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Communication Language and dialects English with dialects Pidgin to Gullah Black English or Ebonics
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Contextual use Animated Confrontational Open/Private Dynamic Expressive Less Personal Space
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Communication Time and temporality More present focused Elderly more past focused Greetings Formal, title plus family name
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Family Roles and Organization
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African-American Cultural Values - Families Matrifocal Single Head of Household Grandparents Family bonding Present oriented Spiritual orientation
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course NURS 226 taught by Professor Fuller during the Spring '09 term at South Carolina.

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People of African - People of African-American Heritage Overview Inhabited Localities Topography African-American Gene Pool of ~100 groups Negro

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