This study use interviews with black women on a predominately white campus to collect and analyze data, and create narratives about black women’s experiences, communication and interactions in a society where the concept of whiteness is dominant. This study uses data from these interviews to investigate the major concept of black women’s experience such as differing ideals of black women’s beauty, black women and feelings of loneliness and isolation, stereotypes of black women, awkwardness with race issues on a predominantly white campus, and personal expression. This study specifically gives details about how dance can be used as a way of expression and education about black women’s experiences on a predominately white campus. It discusses specific race issues that black women experience on The College of Wooster’s campus, and then works to create a positive and creative ways to discuss race through the use of narratives and dance.
Blackmon, Shakera, "They Make Me An Angry Black Barbie: An Examination and Analysis of Black Women's Interactions And Experiences On a Predominantly White Campus" (2014). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 5846.
African American Studies | Fine Arts | Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication | International and Intercultural Communication | Interpersonal and Small Group Communication | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Influence and Political Communication
black, women, identity, race, racism, Wooster, college, dance, performance, blackness, whiteness, culture, body image, skin, hair, objectification, interracial relationships
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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