RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 794040942 LA English T1 African American families today : myths and realities A1 Hattery, Angela,, Smith, Earl,, YR 2012 SN 9781442213968 1442213965 1442213981 9781442213982 AB 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 topics including marriage, health, education, incarceration, wealth, and more. Authors Angela J. Hattery and Earl Smith show that even though the election of the first African American president, Barack Obama, has been symbolically important for African Americans, his presidency has not had a measurable impact on the daily lives of African American families. As the book shows, racial inequality persists-we're clearly not in a "post-racial" society.