I want us to explore the concept of “Black” identity in a framework of social constructs that relates to the world around us and the impact it has on our self-esteem.
We are born into a structural society, we recognise that we need to find ourselves in a world filled with endless classifications and when we identify ourselves similar to classifications, it is called identification in identity theory. By going through the identification process, an identity is born. For example, we can label our self a country, gender, religion, political stance, etc.
Our identity comes from relating to the world around us. However, our world is a stage filled with oppression and miseducation of our full history. Our concept of self comes from the social groups we identify ourselves strongly with which is called the in-group and we tend to be biased to the positive characteristics of that group such…
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