Title

Colonizing images and diagnostic labels: oppressive mechanisms for African American women's health

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

3-1-1999

NLM Title Abbreviation

Ans Adv Nurs Sci

Journal/Book/Conference Title

ANS.Advances in nursing science

PubMed ID

10416855

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to present colonizing images of African American women and describe how colonizing images and diagnostic labels function together to serve as oppressive mechanisms for African American women's health. The mammy, the matriarch, the welfare mother, the Jezebel, and the Black lady overachiever are representational images of African American women that contribute to how they are viewed and treated within the health care arena.

Keywords

African Americans, Female, Humans, Nursing Diagnosis, Prejudice, Role, Stereotyping, United States, Women's Health

Published Article/Book Citation

ANS.Advances in nursing science, 21:3 (1999) pp.32-45.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1346