I'm No Jezebel; I am Young, Gifted, and Black: Identity, Sexuality, and Black Girls

  title={I'm No Jezebel; I am Young, Gifted, and Black: Identity, Sexuality, and Black Girls},
  author={Tiffany G. Townsend and T. Neilands and A. Thomas and T. Jackson},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  pages={273 - 285}
  • Tiffany G. Townsend, T. Neilands, +1 author T. Jackson
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Women Quarterly
  • Scholars have highlighted the detrimental influence of racially charged stereotypes and images on self-perception and well being. Others have suggested that identity components (e.g., ethnic identity and self-concept) serve a protective function. The purposes of this study were (a) to explore the relationship among stereotypic images, beauty standards that are consistent with “colorism,” and identity components of African American girls and (b) to determine the impact of these variables on… CONTINUE READING
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