African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families: An by Patricia Dixon

By Patricia Dixon

African American Relationships, Marriages, and households is a traditionally and culturally established textual content designed for dating, marriage and family members educators and therapists who paintings with African American singles and undefined. entire with quite a few routines, the booklet is helping singles and elevate their self-awareness, accomplice wisdom and recognize, and appreciation for distinction. It additionally is helping foster potent conversation and clash solution abilities, displaying readers the best way to increase and retain fit relationships, marriages, and households. No floor is left exposed in Dixon’s considerate and thought of research.

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230). At the same time, working-class and immigrant White women worked in factories in Northern industries at “slave” wages and under similar working conditions. Thus, from the very beginning, the notion of the housewife and the mother as the universal model of womanhood has been rooted in White middle-class ideology (p. 229). : Gender 29 for their families and their communities needed their strength to survive” (p. 231). Their work and strength can be seen in the achievements of noted early African American women such as Harriet Tubman who led over 300 African Americans out of slavery; Sojouner Truth who fought for African American and women’s rights; and Ida B.

Because it would eventually become disproportionately African American mothers and their children, AFDC came to be the nation’s most controversial program (Franklin, 1997). As African Americans continued to move to Northern cities, they were faced not only with racial discriminatory practices but also Jim Crow laws in all facets of life, even employment in private sectors as well as the federal government including the military. Black men and women were both relegated to the lowest paid and worst working conditions, and were given the jobs that Whites did not want.

Consequently, “an overwhelming majority of couples were separated before they reached their sixth anniversary” (Blassingame, 1979, p. 177). The most tragic aspect of slavery is that some who had been together 25, 30, and even over 40 years were separated by being sold. Although a majority of unions were dissolved due to other reasons like death and of their own accord, about one-third of unions were split by slaveholders (Blassingame, 1979). Although African Americans may have been powerless against the forces of slavery, they resisted at every turn.

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