Paper Title

No Safe Place: One Mother's Reflection on Raising Black Children in White Neighborhoods

Location

Room 220, DiGiorgio Campus Center (DiGs)

Start Date

1-4-2016 9:00 AM

End Date

1-4-2016 10:15 AM

Keywords

Parenting, Black women, Mothering

Abstract

This autoethnographic paper explores the unforeseen consequences of raising Black children in White neighborhood. The author reflects on the tough choices Black mothers must make when selecting housing and school choices for their children, from K-12. Furthermore, the author discusses how these choices impact the identity development of Black children and how their identity formation is shaped through attendance at Predominantly White Institutions--leaving the author to wonder...is there no safe space to raise a Black child?

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No Safe Place: One Mother's Reflection on Raising Black Children in White Neighborhoods

Room 220, DiGiorgio Campus Center (DiGs)

This autoethnographic paper explores the unforeseen consequences of raising Black children in White neighborhood. The author reflects on the tough choices Black mothers must make when selecting housing and school choices for their children, from K-12. Furthermore, the author discusses how these choices impact the identity development of Black children and how their identity formation is shaped through attendance at Predominantly White Institutions--leaving the author to wonder...is there no safe space to raise a Black child?