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Manifesting Empowerment: How a Family Health Program Can Address Racism

McBride, D. F. (2011) Manifesting Empowerment: How a Family Health Program Can Address Racism. Journal of Black Psychology, 37 (3). pp. 336-356. ISSN 0095-7984

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Racism has been conducive to ostensible health disparities, with African Americans being gravely affected. The lack of cultural responsiveness within the health care system is one reason among others for the persistence of such discrepancies. Family is an integral factor in the culture and history of the African American community, making the inclusion of this variable in health care a potentially ancillary response to culture. The present study endeavored to ascertain the views of African American parents/guardians and health care professionals on how a family health program could address racism and the subsequent ill effects. Applying qualitative methods, various themes on addressing racism emerged, including the following: (1) enhancing self-esteem, increasing cultural pride and knowledge, and enhancing conduct; (2) increasing intraracial community cohesion; and (3) bolstering inter-racial community connection.

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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: racism, African-centered psychology, self-esteem, family systems, program development
Subjects: Health > Disparities
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    Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2011 15:15
    Last Modified: 14 Jul 2011 15:15
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2731

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