Many studies demonstrate that the essential factor in resilience is having caring and strong connections inside and outside the family. Connections that create love and trust, provide role models and offer consolation and consolation help reinforce an individual
It is often seen in schools, African American children being placed in easier classes or alternative learning programs because of the belief that they are not as capable of learning as their white peers. According to Forbes, "One issue that calls for further discussion is the need for more role modeling and high expectations for rigorous academic study in many black homes and communities." Because of the stereotype that “African Americans aren’t smart,” schools and teachers set low standards when it comes to students of color. The lack of academic challenge often leads to the placement of African American students in easier classes, because of this belief that they are not “smart enough” or as capable as their white peers to be academically successful. The lack of belief in African American students and the ability to challenge them sets them behind and benefits them in no way.
Resilience: The most important thing that I have learned from reading, and studying about resilience, is that, everyone in life will experience something that is a tragedy, or trauma related. Thus everyone needs to come with a strategy, to help them become resilient people. Resilience is something that is important, it is something that everyone should strive for so that they can overcome tragedy, and roadblocks in life. Also, it is the ability to bounce back from something terrible, and come back stronger, than when you were in the event. I would also describe resilience as having the ability to face the trauma, and come out better for it.
The similarities between generations allow for immigrants to create a unified identity as a culture while residing in a different nation. Both a mother and daughter’s identities are reliant on one another, and strengthening this bond through shared memories allows for a mother or daughter to establish a relatable and strong set of racial values. An immigrant faces many obstacles when coming to a new country. Oftentimes, an immigrant struggles to establish an identity, as they feel they are caught in the middle of two cultures- one of their new home and ancestors, and one of their retrospective abode. In order to resolve this matter, one must bolster their sense of self as a person of a racial minority.
Due to the various racial incidents, the African Americans have developed resilience and are empowering themselves so that they can deal with the challenges of racism. Research by Dr. Danice brown shows that despite the developmental challenges that the African Americans may face, many of them overcome the obstacles in their environment and manage to live healthy lives. Dr. Brown then describes the power of protective factors as the reason for the development of resilience by the African Americans. Families, caring adults, and organizations provide youths with modeling and exposure to environments that emphasize racial pride. Religion and spirituality have also been helpful to the African Americans as they face the various emotional challenges.
Though family and kindship were rooted in African American traditions for its use of “linking lineages and villages” (Goode, Jones, Jackson 155), it is also immensely valued for the reason that numerous African American families were broken up and disorganized for so many decades due to slavery and unequal rights, thus many families had to rely on extended family, such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and close friendships to care for, and socialize their children, highlighting their perseverance to reestablish a strong family presence despite conditions where biological parents were absent. This still true in African American culture today, for multiple generations frequently reside in the same household to provide social and emotional support for the child if the mother and father are working or generally absent, as well as extended relatives, outside of the home, providing financial support, following a cultured valued belief of a collective community where many African American’s “pool resources for a common benefit” (Goode, Jones, Jackson 156), strengthing the family and community as a whole and improving the political and societal status of the group, while keeping racial consciousness in
Western conceptions of people are so powerful that they have also entered non-Western countries. Because of this, there is this single story, of a diverse group of people, being told, spread around, and believed to be true. From reading this article I have come to understand that between different Black immigrants groups are treated differently. In America, African immigrants have more socioeconomic mobility, than the African immigrants in Canada. As the daughter of African immigrants in America, I have seen and experienced the plight of Africans.
African americans no have people all around american being social activist in their community, and giving back to those who are in need. Without the NAACP african americans wouldn’t do things like this because they wouldn’t have had the influence to do so. In today’s society african americans have people like Michael B Jordan, Russell Westbrook, and Kolin Kapernick etc. are donating to places like Florida, California,Oklahoma, Houston and more places due to the harsh conditions they are being put in and not being able to get away from it. With that being said american society has changed with the help of the NAACP influencing guys to do right not only for themselves, but the people in need that are around them.
African Americans still face a litany of problems in the 21st century today. Some of those problems consist of, unemployment, education, police brutality, single parent households, drugs, gang violence, and the high rate of incarceration