ISBN-10:
1442213973
ISBN-13:
9781442213975
Pub. Date:
07/30/2015
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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Overview

From teen pregnancy and single parenting to athletics and HIV/AIDS, myths about African American families abound. This provocative book by two acclaimed scholars of race and ethnicity debunks many common myths about black families in America, sharing stories and drawing on the latest research to show the realities.

African American Families Today examines the wellbeing of African American families around topics including marriage, health, education, incarceration, wealth, and more. Authors Angela J. Hattery and Earl Smith show that even though the election of the first African American president, Barack Obama, has been symbolically important for African Americans, his presidency has not had a measurable impact on the daily lives of African American families. As the book shows, racial inequality persists-we're clearly not in a "postracial" society.

Editorial Reviews

INTAMS review: Journal for the Study of Marriage & Spirituality

African American Families Today is the best book . . . [and] also the most provocative. African American Families Today eviscerates white myths about black Americans. Whether it's teen pregnancies, single parenting, athletics, or HIV/AIDS, myths about African Americans abound. This book debunks the myths and misconceptions, drawing on case studies and the latest research to show identities.

Joe R. Feagin

With convincing evidence Hattery and Smith destroy white myths about black families, efforts, and opportunities, including stereotypes of marriage, athletics, and a postracial America. Central to white-created institutions, unjust enrichment for whites and unjust impoverishment for blacks are shown to still generate racial inequalities in health, mortality, education, incarceration, and voting.

William Julius Wilson

This insightful book is a must-read. Angela J. Hattery and Earl Smith provide a compelling and refreshing analysis of the complex forces impacting the contemporary African American Family.

Jennifer Hochschild

African American families are crucially important to society in the United States, and African American Families Today is an important exploration of their condition and behavior. All readers will find something to disagree with, and a vast amount to teach, enlighten, and move them.

Timothy McGettigan

Is Barack Obama the first postracial president? If you think so, then think again. In African American Families Today, Angela J. Hattery and Earl Smith systematically shoot down every major falsehood associated with the erroneous claim that Barack Obama is a postracial president. With an accessible narrative, the book provides readers with the tools to develop a powerful and incisive new perspective on race, racism, and contemporary U.S. society. Every well-informed American should read African American Families Today before they cast their vote in the 2012 presidential election.

Vernon D. Johnson

Hattery and Smith have shown us that the prism of the family can be a particularly revealing way of chronicling the conditions of African Americans across a broad spectrum of issues.

INTAMS review: Journal for the Study of Marriage & Spirituality

African American Families Today is the best book . . . [and] also the most provocative. African American Families Today eviscerates white myths about black Americans. Whether it's teen pregnancies, single parenting, athletics, or HIV/AIDS, myths about African Americans abound. This book debunks the myths and misconceptions, drawing on case studies and the latest research to show identities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442213975
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/30/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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