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nigrescent

[nī′gres·ənt]
(biology)
Blackish.
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187-226) in an attempt to expand the descriptive characteristics of the Cross model by discussing a theory of psychological Nigrescence (a French word that literally means "process of becoming black", see Cross 1991:147) outlining the changes in racial identity that most Black people are believed by Cross to experience at various points in his/her life-cycle.
Forty years of Cross's Nigrescence theory: From stages to profiles, from African Americans to all Americans.
Nigrescence theory and measurement: Introducing the Cross Racial Identity Scale (CRIS).
Over time, the theory of nigrescence has evolved beyond a discussion of the individual stages of identity development to multi-dimensional layers of identity, which include consideration of the effects of racial group referencing or belonging on the development of a healthy racial identity (Worrell et al, 2001).
In the most recently revised model, entitled nigrescence theory, Cross and Vandiver (2001) distinguished between personal identity (PI) and social identity, also called reference group orientation (RGO), and clarified when to use the model developmentally and, thus, distinguished between stages and types of racial identities.
I was coming into what William Cross, as discussed in Tatum, calls the "encounter" stage within his model called the psychology of nigrescence.
The stages of Black identity development: Nigrescence models.
The people of color racial identity model, based on the psychology of nigrescence, refers to individuals in the following socio-racial groups: African Americans or Blacks, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Hispanics and Latinos/Latinas, and Native and Indigenous Americans (Helms & Cook, 1999).
The nigrescence model of Cross (11) and Hardiman's (12) model of social identity development model will be used as the basis of this argument.
Cross's (1978) Model of Psychological Nigrescence was an important attempt to describe the positive nature of racial identity in the lives of African Americans.
For example, greater differences might be seen between Caucasian American students and African American students who were at various phases of Cross's Model of Nigrescence (Cross, 1991).