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November 18, 2008 / JV

COINED: Negronormative

(nē’grō nôr’mə-tĭv) adj.
Of, or relating to the view that blackness is a Christian, male, patriarchal, heterosexual entity. Often marginalizes expressions of black identity that do not fit into this mold by perpetuating it as natural and standard. Most commonly used to refer to an individual’s beliefs or actions: The negronormative agenda of the black nationalist movement misrepresented black people in the U.S. as being one homogenous group. Also tied to false conceptions of black authenticity. See USAGE at “acting black”.



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  1. G.D. / Nov 18 2008 1:19 am


  2. Kholi / Nov 18 2008 4:20 pm

    this is SO going to appear in a paper turned dissertation chapter.

  3. QBG / Jan 7 2009 9:33 pm

    so useful!

    Thank you!


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