Understanding the Relationship between Slavery, Self-Esteem, and Income: An Analysis of the Master-Slave Dynamic and the Socioeconomic Status of African American Men and Women

Nyree Modisette Butler University
Faculty Sponsor(s): Terri Jett Butler University, Gregory Shufeldt Butler University
This research proposal analyzes why a person's status and opportunity for achievement is shrouded in a racialized context. The analysis focuses on the effect of the master-slave dynamic, which was unique as an institution of slavery in the United States because it was conceived along racial lines. Considering that for over 400 years this master-slave dynamic was a primary determinant of the relationships between black and white people, it is not unimaginable to consider that some aspects of that dynamic are still in play today. I will use a variety of texts, scholarly articles, and a research design to assess how the master-slave dynamic shapes American government institutions.
Political Science
Oral Presentation

When & Where

10:30 AM
Jordan Hall 170