CRIM 250 Domestic Violence (Whyte): African American/Black Communities

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 (from SART website) The term Black, or African American, includes a diverse group of individuals living in and recently arrived to the United States. The 2010 U.S. Census defines the Black or African American population as consisting of people who self-identify as Black, African American, or Negro. The census also offered the option of identifying Black or African American in combination of two or more races, such as Sub-Saharan African, Kenyan, Nigerian, Afro-Caribbean, Black Latino, Haitian, and Jamaican. This combination of categories showed that in 2010, the Black population consisted of 42,020,743 (13.6 percent) of the total 308,745,538 population of the United States. An interesting chapter about the mental health of Deaf African Americans and abuse can be found in Corbett. (2010). Mental health issues for African American Deaf people. In Irene W. Leigh (Ed.), Psychotherapy with Deaf Clients from Diverse Groups (2nd ed, pp. 161–182). Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.
Fact Sheet: Intimate Partner VIolence in the African American Community
Domestic Violence in the African American Community
Addressing Domestic Violence in the African American community
Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community

African American Books

African-American Videos

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