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African American families today : myths and realities

Author: Angela Hattery; Earl Smith
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, a division of Roman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2012]
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Overview: From teen pregnancy and single parenting to athletics and HIV/AIDS, myths about African American families abound. This provocative book by two acclaimed scholars of race and ethnicity debunks many common myths about black families in America, sharing stories and drawing on the latest research to show the realities. African American Families Today examines the well-being of African American families around  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Hattery; Earl Smith
ISBN: 9781442213968 1442213965 1442213981 9781442213982
OCLC Number: 794040942
Description: viii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1: Marriage and divorce: why are all the black men marrying white women? --
2: Childrearing practices: do blacks use corporal punishment more than whites? --
3: Transition to adulthood: teen childbearing --
4: Intimate partner violence: the dirty little secret --
5: Education: what about affirmative action? where are the guaranteed seats for white students? --
6: Athletics: the ticket out of the ghetto (or straight out of Compton) --
7: Poverty and wealth: look at Oprah, Obama, and Jay-Z-the playing field must be level --
8: Incarceration: blacks commit more crime than whites --
9: Health, nutrition, and chronic diseases: access to healthy food and well-being among African Americans --
10: Politics: will African Americans now dominate government like they do the NBA? --
11: Recommendations and conclusion --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Recommended readings and films --
Index --
About the authors.
Responsibility: Angela J. Hattery and Earl Smith.

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Authors Smith and Hattery provide evidence against theories that the election of President Obama either ushered in a postracial America or had a positive impact on African Americans as a whole... Read more...

 
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