Karen S. Jewell's Survival of the African American Family: The Institutional PDF

By Karen S. Jewell

ISBN-10: 0275957691

ISBN-13: 9780275957698

ISBN-10: 031305679X

ISBN-13: 9780313056796

Difficult greatly held ideals, this provocative ebook bargains not anything lower than a blueprint for boosting the social and fiscal prestige of African American households. regardless of the implementation of liberal social rules within the Sixties and '70s, successive U.S. administrations proceed to sprint the hopes and expectancies of African american citizens, who stay topic to racism and discrimination. Arguing that social policies—and their absence—have affected the steadiness of the African American kin, Jewell refutes the parable of vital development for African American households emanating from the civil rights period, exposing the myriad the explanation why higher development towards equality has no longer happened in significant societal associations. awareness is concentrated at the volume to which African American households were adversely tormented by a technique of assimilation that used to be socio-psychological instead of financial. This re-creation builds upon the 1st variation, and is revised and extended to mirror new and protracted institutional regulations and practices of race, gender and sophistication inequality dealing with African American households. The revised variation explores such concerns as racial profiling, capital punishment, police brutality, predatory lending, No baby Left at the back of, welfare reform, affirmative motion and racial disparities in healthcare, educational fulfillment and residential possession. Jewell proposes a number of recommendations and rules which are had to make certain better social and fiscal equality and justice for African American households.

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22 The notion of the fluidity and malleability of African American family structures serves to enlighten these discussions. While there is an abundance of evidence giving credence to the existence of a multiplicity of family structures, constant changes in African American families have received little attention. Moreover, before the 1960s, African American families that conformed somewhat to the definition of the simple nuclear family were still likely to undergo more structural changes during the family life cycle than were similarly situated white families.

As a consequence, the formulation of a national social policy to provide assistance to the old and new poor had little effect on the socioeconomic status or structure of the African American family. In essence, the initial consequences of early social welfare programs for African American families was tantamount to the earlier period, when a national social policy was nonexistent. With a commitment to the free enterprise system, the federal government had little interest in maintaining or expanding social welfare services.

The African American extended family also began to undergo structural changes. As more and more African American males experienced a shift in occupation from farm worker to unskilled laborer, a larger number of African Americans were entitled to Social Security benefits. Furthermore, Congress moved to extend coverage to occupations that had initially been excluded. This had a definite impact on enabling the elderly to become less dependent on their children and permitted the establishment of independent living arrangements.

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