Black youth identity development: using the Black Lives Matter movement as a wake-up call for improved cultural attunement for non-black human service workers
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KeywordResearch Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Social anthropology/ethnography
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Social work::Youth research
Black Lives Matter
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AbstractWhen considering youth development, it is essential to differentiate between non-Black youth and Black youth. Black youth may be struggling in other departments with family, addictions, homelessness, etc. but it is also essential to keep in mind that they are also Black which instantly puts targets on their back literally and figuratively due to institutionalized racism and the white supremacy so deeply rooted in our society. This is why using a human rights framework is significant to understanding and aiding Black youth development. Human service workers are historically human rights advocates, so this is a part of the work that they do.
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