Cultural Portrayals of African Americans: Creating an Ethnic/Racial Identity


This collection of papers encourages social and biological scientists to question their presentations of African Americans and to recognize that afrocentricity is important in refocusing portrayals of African Americans. It contrasts the production of these cultural portrayals by the majority of the U.S. population with those by African Americans themselves. It shows the process of creating a racial identity as well as the historical background related to a new evaluation of what it is to be African American in the United States.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Janis Faye Hutchinson
  • Sheila S. Walker
  • Jennifer Rasamimanana
  • Rhett S. Jones
  • Helán E. Page
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1997