African American Families Today: Myths and Realities [NOOK Book]

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 & 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 wellbeing of African American families around topics including marriage, health, ...
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African American Families Today: Myths and Realities

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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 & 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 wellbeing 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442213982
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 1,228,651
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Angela J. Hattery is associate director of Women and Gender Studies at George Mason University. Her books include Interracial Relationships in the 21st Century.

Earl Smith is the Rubin Distinguished Professor of American Ethnic Studies and director of the American Ethnic Studies program at Wake Forest University. He is the author or editor of several books, including Race, Sport, and the American Dream.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

1: Marriage and Divorce: Why are all the Black men marrying White women?
2: Raising Children: Do Blacks use corporal punishment more than Whites?
3: Transition to Adulthood: Why not have a baby I have nothing else to do with my life
4: Intimate Partner Violence: The Dirty Little Secret
5: Education: What about affirmative action? Where are the guaranteed seats for White students?
6: Sports: The Ticket Out of the Ghetto?
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 Disease: Why is there a MacDonald’s on every Martin Luther King Drive in every U.S. city?
10: Politics: Will African Americans now dominate government like they do the NBA?
11: What Can be Done?: A challenge to lawmakers

Epilogue
Recommended Readings and Films
About the Authors


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