By Charles V. Willie, Richard J. Reddick
Charles Willie and Richard Reddick's a brand new examine Black households has brought hundreds of thousands of scholars to the intricacies of the Black kin in American society. utilizing a case learn procedure, Willie and Reddick convey the types of the Black relatives adventure and the way these stories range by means of socioeconomic prestige. The 6th version has been re-organized and up-to-date all through. the hot half III: circumstances opposed to and for Black women and men unites chapters from earlier variants right into a cohesive dialogue of stereotypes and misunderstandings from either students and the mass media. additionally, a brand new bankruptcy at the Obama relations bargains aid for cross-gender and cross-racial mentoring, and it demonstrates the price of nuclear family family.
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Extra info for A New Look at Black Families, Sixth Edition
By 1990, nearly seven in every ten female spouses in black middle-class families were in the labor force, a number substantially larger than the proportion (slightly above 50 percent) among white female spouses in middle-class families (Landry 2000, 139). By 1990, “31 percent of black . . middle-class wives had higher incomes than their husbands” (Landry 2000, 144). This is a significant finding, despite the fact that most wives in black middle-class families have incomes lower than those of male spouses.
Religion is important for some low-income [black] families. But for others, it is no more than a delusion. Those who attend church regularly tend to engulf their lives with religion and especially with affirmations about its saving grace and reward system after death. Some shy away from the church as one more disappointing promise that has copped out on the poor without really helping. Black low-income people are seldom lukewarm about religion. They are either all for it or all against it, although the latter are reluctant to deny their children religious experience, just in case there is more to it than was realized.
Workingclass mothers and fathers have consequently continued to display egalitarian characteristics in their households. In their 1983 study of well-functioning black working-class families, psychiatrists Jerry M. Lewis and John G. Looney reported that “families rated as most competent demonstrated shared parental leadership” (48). Lewis and Looney acknowledge that not all black working-class families utilize an egalitarian leadership style. “Our findings,” they said, “emphasize [that] equal power [in] the marital relationship .
A New Look at Black Families, Sixth Edition by Charles V. Willie, Richard J. Reddick