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The Portrayal Of African American Families

- The portrayal of African American families has changed drastically since the 1950s. The media’s wide representation of African American families has varied from television and literature. The families differ in economic classes, generational differences and their sense of cultural heritage. Literary works such as Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Alice Walker’s Everyday Use depiction of families differs from television’s The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Blackish. Although they are all African American families, they each face different problems with society....   [tags: Family, African American, Social movement]

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Culture Issues Of African American Families

- Cultural issues encompass all factors of society that influence people’s opinions, beliefs, and choices like public relations, religion, politics, and media to name but a few (IHE, 2015). It is vital to analyze the role of culture issues in society to fathom factors that affect a community. Every community faces complex problems regarding government, healthcare, education, and socialization structures. The ability to understand cultural facets that influence residents’ decisions is imperative in solving social challenges....   [tags: African American, Black people, White American]

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Trends in African American Families

- Research studies have shown that African Americans are currently the least likely ethnic group to be married in this country. This paper will examine some of the reasons why this trend exists when there was a time when marriage rates among blacks were about equal to those of whites. History, culture, economics and dominant culture influences have impacted the current trends in African American families. Many are choosing to postpone marriage, while others are finding alternative ways to cultivate family and raise children....   [tags: nonmarital sex and unwed parenthood]

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Different Values Between Chinese Families And American Families

- The different values between Chinese families and American families Chinese families and American families have a big impact in their child’s life. Chinese families as well as American families’ value education. The reason why American families believe education is important for their kids because he or she as the “parent” is responsible for their child education. “Researchers” have understood that “parents” “involvement” with their child help their children to do better in schools and throughout their life’s....   [tags: Family, Mother, The Time, An American Family]

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American Families

- Gail Sheely once said, “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. And if we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” The family, especially in America, is the epitome of this quote – the American family is always growing and changing (not always for the better) and finding new ways and ideas that are constantly redefining the word family. Over the past century, the structure of families has changed greatly. Also, the roles and responsibilities of the individual members of families have changed drastically....   [tags: family, values, morals, nuclear family, society]

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The Child Rearing Process Throughout African American Families

- The child rearing process in African American families differ from those raised in White American families. Black families culture have a strong sense of traditions far more than their white counterparts. Although the two cultures are very different in many ways there are a significant amount of similarities between the two in their child rearing process African Americans have a good percentage of single parent households which is mostly the mother without the father. In the journal by (Gooddrum, 2012), ‘According to the 2009 United States Census, 67% of youth in the United States are living in single-parent households.’ This makes it hard on the family and they are in a...   [tags: African American, White American]

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The Role Of Role Flexibility Among African American Families

- The two ethnic groups that the writer decided to observe are Italians and African- Americans’ families. In African-American families, the mother sometimes plays the role of the father and thus functions as the head of the family. This was the case of the family the writer observed. In addition, older children sometimes function as parents or caretakers for younger children. The concept of role flexibility among African-American families can be extended to include the parental role assumed by grandfather, grandmother, aunts, and cousins (Boyd-Franklin, 1989)....   [tags: Family, African American, Italian American]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Two American Families '

- Beginning in 1992, a man named Bill Moyers has followed the lives of two American families in the film, “Two American Families.” Produced as a documentary, the film covers an 11 year period. The two families shown in the film are the Neumann family and the Stanley family. Both families have multiple children and struggle economically. The main difference between the two is that the Stanleys are African American and the Neumans are white. This leads to the question of whether race was a cause of all their struggles....   [tags: Poverty, Working class]

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A Raisin in the Sun and Modern American Families

- Many modern families need things; they are hard pressed to make ends meet. Fathers and mothers want to be able to provide a comfortable and privileged life for their children. Just as in real life, Hansberry portrayed the family interactions within the play A Raisin in the Sun with this in mind. The younger family represents any lower-class family in America, not just those of colored descent. Every family deals with in-laws. Whether far away, or in the same house, in-laws affect a family, even after they have passed....   [tags: lower-class, family, children]

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The Frontline Documentary ' Two American Families '

- The Frontline documentary “Two American Families” produced by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), portrays the life of two typical middle class families living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Frontline Video, 2013). This follows the life of the Neumann family and the Stanley family as they pursue the ideal type of life, The American Dream from 1991 through 2011 (Frontline Video, 2013). Although, the pursuit for their fantasy quickly turned into a fight for economical struggle (Frontline Video, 2013)....   [tags: Mother, Family, Father, Economics]

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