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Does the African American community suffer from Stockholm Syndrome?

Does the African American community suffer from Stockholm Syndrome?

— ADVERTISEMENT — Interesting question. where do you stand on the issue. More about Stockholm Syndrome Stockholm syndrome, or capture–bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy andsympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially …

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Who Is Sara Baartman? Every black woman should know her name

Who Is Sara Baartman? Every black woman should know her name

Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman (before 1790 – 29 December 1815)[1] (also spelled Bartman, Bartmann, Baartmen) was the most famous of at least two[2] Khoikhoi women who were exhibited as freak show attractions in 19th-century Europe under the name Hottentot Venus—”Hottentot” as the then-current name for the Khoi people, now considered an offensive term,[3] and “Venus” in reference to the Roman goddess of love. Southern Africa Sarah …

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Black Gender Gap in Educational Attainment: Historical Trends and Racial Comparisons

Black Gender Gap in Educational Attainment: Historical Trends and Racial Comparisons

A 2011 study in Demography, “The Black Gender Gap in Educational Attainment: Historical Trends and Racial Comparisons” (PDF), uses Census data from 1940 to 2000, with additional data from the Census Bureau’s companion American Community Survey, to compare higher education completion rates for black men and women between 1940 and 2000. The rates were then measured against comparable …

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