AFRO 199Revised 2/3/11Term Review SheetBicultural: The combination of two cultures. An immigrant in the United States may form a bicultural identity in which they combine aspects of their home culture with aspects from American culture. (See Tatum page 139)Emissary: Strategy used by achieving Black students in which they see their achievements as advancing the cause of their racial group. (See Tatum page 64)Racelessness: A strategy used by academically successful Black students to find acceptance among other White classmates. These students will assimilate into the dominant group by de-emphasizing characteristics that might identify them as members of the subordinate group. (See Tatum page 63)Nigresence Theory: Dr. William Cross's 5 phase developmental theory of forming a black identity. He called this theory Nigrescence, which is translated as: “the process of becoming Black." The five stages progress as follows:1. Pre-encounter 2. Encounter 3. Immersion 4. Emersion5. InternalizationPre-encounter
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