Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age / Edition 1

Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age / Edition 1

by Kay S. Hymowitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 1566637090

ISBN-13: 9781566637091

Pub. Date: 10/25/2006

Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher

A generation ago Americans undertook a revolutionary experiment to redefine marriage. The results of this experiment separating marriage from childrearing are in, and they are bad news for children and for the country as a whole. The family upheaval has hit African-Americans especially hard. We forgot what American marriage was designed to do: it ordered lives by

Overview

A generation ago Americans undertook a revolutionary experiment to redefine marriage. The results of this experiment separating marriage from childrearing are in, and they are bad news for children and for the country as a whole. The family upheaval has hit African-Americans especially hard. We forgot what American marriage was designed to do: it ordered lives by giving the young a meaningful life script. It supported middle-class foresight, planning, and self-sufficiency. And it organized men and women around The Mission—nurturing their children's cognitive, emotional, and physical development. It is The Mission that separates middle-class kids from their less-parented and lower-achieving peers. In fact our great family experiment threatens to turn what the founders imagined as an opportunity-rich republic of equal citizens into a hereditary caste society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566637091
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
10/25/2006
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.87(w) x 8.68(h) x 0.80(d)

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