Comparing the everyday experiences and perspectives of Blacks in the two suburban communities. How do the young learn to negotiate race relations? What are the purposes of Black social organizations here?
"Negotiating Black Identities," a presentation by Karyn Lacy
Published May 3, 2005
Dr. Karyn Lacy presented "Constructing Racial Identities" at Emory University on March 2, 2005. In excerpts from her lecture, Prof. Lacy advances the idea of strategic assimilation as an way of understanding how contemporary middle-class Blacks are managing their lives in suburban spaces. She draws from her research in two counties near Washington, D. C.: Prince George's County, Maryland (a majority-Black county) and Fairfax County, Virginia (predominately White).