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...milies individually and communally. With his own personal experience, history, philosophy, anthropology, psychology, sociology, outside literature, and economics, Staples connects the various experiences of African Americans in relation to their familial and kin practices. I as a reader began to ask questions of how hegemony plays into my own perception of my family and my reality when it comes to gender roles and sexuality. In sociohistorical context, Staples uses these studies and essay to clearly outline the contribution of and how we as a people, have been dislocated and decentered due to racism, sexism, and colonialism. I am very interested to see how the dialogue and narrative of family have changed from 1990s. Staples connects indirect correlation to the idea of being creolized through cultural influences, which often times as African Americans are blind too.
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