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Black Queer Perspectives: On American (White) Manhood!

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Black Queer Perspectives: On American (White) Manhood!
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19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
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Arvelo, Callean
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English
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Black masculinity is a complex concept with nuanced themes. It may be situated under the Black Studies umbrella which fosters interdisciplinary approaches which apply numerous concepts -some of which are grounded in history, queer theory, and performativity. Its relation to masculinity and queerness is not neutral or separate from the relation between whiteness/blackness or queer/straight. That oppression is manifested in diverse ways including intra-racial gender bias, homophobia, intra-racial, and erasure. Hegemonic masculinity privileges a few while subordinating and forcing oppressed groups, specifically black people, to negotiate survival. Contemporary struggles for Black Queer equality have often been ignored, trivialized and/or systemically veiled in academic and mainstream discourse. Queer justice activism has been more prevalent in society, but is often benefits queers who have white privilege and class privilege. The importance of understanding why the division exist needs to take a theoretical framework that privileges queer and feminist approaches to looking at histories cultural context and its paradigm shifts.By examining black masculinity and hegemonic masculinity, this study will illuminate the issues, challenges, and successes that hinder and/or help Black queer mental health. Specifically, this research takes a theoretical and historical approach to explore the background and meaning(s) of Black queer marginalization to understand how a marginalized groups experience, internalize, and perform acceptance of or resistance to hegemonic masculinity. ( en )
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Research authors: Callean Arvelo, Vincent Adejumo, Patricia Hilliard Nunn - University of Florida
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University Scholars Program
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Faculty Mentor: Black masculinity is a complex concept with nuanced themes. It may be situated under the Black Studies umbrella which fosters interdisciplinary approaches which apply numerous concepts -some of which are grounded in history, queer theory, and performativity. Its relation to masculinity and queerness is not neutral or separate from the relation between whiteness/blackness or queer/straight. That oppression is manifested in diverse ways including intra-racial gender bias, homophobia, intra-racial, and erasure. Hegemonic masculinity privileges a few while subordinating and forcing oppressed groups, specifically black people, to negotiate survival. Contemporary struggles for Black Queer equality have often been ignored, trivialized and/or systemically veiled in academic and mainstream discourse. Queer justice activism has been more prevalent in society, but is often benefits queers who have white privilege and class privilege. The importance of understanding why the division exist needs to take a theoretical framework that privileges queer and feminist approaches to looking at histories cultural context and its paradigm shifts.By examining black masculinity and hegemonic masculinity, this study will illuminate the issues, challenges, and successes that hinder and/or help Black queer mental health. Specifically, this research takes a theoretical and historical approach to explore the background and meaning(s) of Black queer marginalization to understand how a marginalized groups experience, internalize, and perform acceptance of or resistance to hegemonic masculinity. - Center for Undergraduate Research, University Scholars Program

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Introduction: January 8th 2018, DeRay Mckesson feuded with rapper Nipsey Hussle The feud began when Hussle posted a photo of black men and boys dressed in suits. Methods/Approaches: Historical Comparative Analysis Reflexive Approach Black Queer Theory Theory of Performativity Intersectionality Conclusion: The effects of poverty and disenfranchisement impact queer black people because they belong to the population marginalized people. Though black cisgender heterosexual men have the monopoly on the platform; criminalization and exploitation of the poor is commonly impacting all black people, then why are the impacts on queer people handled separately? Hanssens Catherine, Moodie Mills Aisha C, Ritchie Andrea J, Spade Dean, Vaid Urvashi. A Roadmap for Change: Federal Policy Recommendations for Addressing the Criminalization of LGBT People and People Living with HIV. Columbian Law University 2014. References: Impacts: Silencing of shared disenfranchisement: Criminalization, Harassment, Homelessness, Discrimination, Immigration, Profiling