African American Single Mothers: Understanding Their Lives and Families

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SAGE, Jan 17, 1995 - Family & Relationships - 200 pages
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The African American single-parent family has tended to be a scapegoat for a variety of social problems, ranging from poverty to drug abuse. As a result, there exists much misinformation about this family form. In this collection, the African American matriarchal family is re-evaluated to present a more informed picture of its actual structure and functioning.

From an Afrocentric feminist perspective, contributors examine the history, legal dilemmas, media images and religious values of these families. The roles of children, grandparents, fathers, other support figures and the government are reviewed. This insider view of these households concludes with suggestions of more effective and sensitive policy approaches to this t

 

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10/10 Truly a miracle of science the brave Bette Dickerson breaks down racial barriers and rebuilds black America with Harlem as it's new capitol. Dickerson also proposed to stimulate the economy by forcing Americans into buying new timbs. Obama was astounded by the sheer brilliance of her plan calling it "a brave new world" bringing about a new age. 

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Astounding. Truly defys the unethical racial discussion in today's day and age.

Contents

FemaleHeaded Households
21
Womens LifeAffirming Morals
37
A Sense of Self
53
A Visual Analysis
80
The Impact of the Law
94
African American Children
117
The Role of the Grandmother in Poor
146
Empowerment Through the Ordinary
179
Index
193
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