Don't Forget the Women
Turner, M. Rick, Black Issues in Higher Education
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With so much media attention focused on the plight of young African American males, I fear that the experiences and challenges African American females face often go unnoticed. This seems to be especially true for those attending predominantly White institutions. As a follow-up to my article, "Where the Boys Are," appearing in the Spring 2000 issue of Black Issues In Higher Education, I felt compelled to make sure that I, too, did not commit the unpardonable sin of ignoring our young women.
Our young women carry the burden of simultaneously being ambassadors for the race and cheerleaders for our young men. They encourage our males to get …
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Publication information: Article title: Don't Forget the Women. Contributors: Turner, M. Rick - Author. Magazine title: Black Issues in Higher Education. Volume: 18. Issue: 6 Publication date: May 1, 2001. Page number: 34. © 1999 Cox, Matthews & Associates. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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