‘Who you callin’ nappy‐headed?’ A critical race theory look at the construction of Black women

  title={‘Who you callin’ nappy‐headed?’ A critical race theory look at the construction of Black women},
  author={Gloria J. Ladson-Billings},
  journal={Race Ethnicity and Education},
  pages={87 - 99}
The spring 2007 furor over New York City syndicated radio personality Don Imus’ racist and demeaning characterization of a group of African American women on a college basketball team set off a firestorm of debate and discussion throughout US media. However, little of this discussion focused on the broader constructions of Black women as unattractive, undesirable, and morally suspect. These constructions from popular culture find their way into education when Black women as teachers and mothers… 
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