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Atkin, K. (1991). Health, illness, disability and Black minorities: A speculative critique of
present day discourse. Disability, Handicap and Society, 6, 37-47.
The author discusses how the construction of Black people’s perceptions of health, illness, and
disability arises from the nature of the discourse. This discourse defines the nature and source of
and the solution to the “problem” and predetermines the areas of relevance rather than those
identified as appropriate by the Black communities. To remedy this, the debate needs to shift its
focus of attention and become situated in the realities of people who form Black minorities. The
debate must be informed by an account of disability and health in terms of Black people’s
perceptions without these perceptions becoming identified as deviant and . For me it
is fundamental to the analysis of Atkin’s date to understand that there are political, social, and
economic positions of Black minorities and the context of racism.
Baldwin, J.A., Brown, R. & Rackley, R. (1990). Some socio-behavioral correlates of African
self-consciousness in African-American college students. Journal of Black
Psychology, 17, 1-17.
The authors administered an African self-consciousness scale (ASCS) and an Afrocentric
activities questionnaire to 219 Black college students to examine the relationship between Black
self-consciousness, background experience, and affirmative behaviors. Only a few of the two
sets of predictors were significantly related to the ASCS scores. Background factors of parental
membership in predominantly Black organizations, exposure to Black studies courses, and prior
experiences with racism/racial prejudice significantly predicted ASCS scores. Activity factors of SHORTENED TITLE 3
attending Black cultural activities, reading books about Blacks/African culture, and giving
aid/assistance to other Blacks during the preceding year predicted ASCS scores.
The big take away for the is that the racial-cultural orientation of the socialization atmosphere in
the home and in the external learning environment may play a major role in the development of
African self-consciousness among Black college students.
Crandall, C.S. (1994). Prejudice against fat people: Ideology and self-interest. Journal of
Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 882-894.
In this study prejudice against fat people was compared with . An anti-fat
attitudes questionnaire was developed and used in several studies testing the notion that
antipathy toward fat people is part of an “ideology of blame.” Three commonalities between
antifat attitudes and racism were explored: (1) the association between values, beliefs, and the
rejection of a stigmatized group, (2) the old-fashioned antipathy toward deviance of many sorts,
and (3) the lack of self-interest in out-group antipathy. Parallels were found on all 3 dimensions.
No in-group bias was shown by fat people.
I found it interesting that Fatism appears to behave much like symbolic racism, but with less of
the negative social desirability of racism.
Ellen, J.M., Kohn, R.P., Bolan, G.A., Shiboski, S. & Krieger, N. (1995). Socioeconomic
differences in sexually transmitted disease rates among black and white adolescents, San
Fransisco, 1990 to 1992. American Journal of Public Health, 85(11), 1546-1548.
This paper examines the effect of socioeconomic position on the differences in the 3-year rates
(1990 to 1992) of reported cases of gonorrhea and chlamydia between Black and White