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Fordham Conversations: She Ratchet

Fordham Conversations: She Ratchet

Fordham Conversations: She Ratchet

Photos courtesy of Aimme Cox and Julianny Gomez. Edit by Alen Kanlic

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How disparaging names culturally affect African Americans

 A discussion with Fordham University’s  Julianny Gomez and Dr. Aimee Cox about the term “Ratchet.” 

Julianny Gomez discusses how the term "Ratchet" has been adopted as a way for young African Americans to police, embarrass and degrade one another. Dr. Aimee Cox examines how historically disparaging names have culturally affected African Americans.