Dr. William Liu
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Project title

African American Male Masculinity and Professional Identity


This study investigates the social class, racial, and masculine identities of African American men in graduate and professional school using a qualitative methodology. Three research questions were examined: (1) how do Black men approach race in American society; (2) how do Black men look at masculinity; and (3) how do they see themselves as middle-class Black men? the participants were collected using the snowball sampling technique. Fifteen African American men in professional or graduate school, on a predominantly White campus, participated in the study. Each participant was interviewed by one of the three research assistants; each interview was approximately 60 minutes. The interviews have been transcribed and preliminary results obtained and reviewed.

LaToya  Branch
Howard University