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Chapter Cross

01:920:222 Chapter Notes - Chapter Cross: Negrescence, Internalized Racism, Code-Switching

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The Everyday Functions of African American Identity -- Cross
Stigma and internalized racism are not the same thing
Stigma is associated with a Situation or predicament that has the potential for
delimiting the response options of the person toward whom the stigmatization is
Nigrescence is a french term that means the process of becoming black
psychologically and existentially
Buffering function provides psychological protection against racist situations,
and facilitates stigma management
It provides a buffering zone for racial assaults and makes it less intense
Buffering requires:
An awareness of the racist potential in a situation
An anticipatory set that helps a person recognize that they’re bringing
something valuable to the table
a response repertoire that is grounded in experience and practice, from
which the person can quickly scan, retrieve and tailor a response that
meets the characteristics of the stigma situation
Intrinsic bonding vs. reactive bonding
Reactive bonding is the tendency to segregate themselves when
they’re facing a hostile white
Is a variation of buffering
bridging function refers to those social skills, interpersonal competencies,
attitudes and behaviors that make it possible for a Black person to
become deeply immersed in the emotions, attitudes, social perspectives of
the world of those who are not black
Code switching
Is the capacity to suspend, the "open" and "natural" expression of verbal
styles, attitudes, and other forms of presentation, which in the popular
culture are labeled as "Black behavior."
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