Marriage and Family
Marriage and Family SOC 120
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Date Created: 09/17/15
Soc 120 Professor Aim e Dechter Reading Points The Truly Disadvantaged VWson William Julius 1987 Social Change and Social Dislocations in the Inner City Chapter 2 The Truly Disadvantaged pp 2062 University of Chicago Press Chicago L How does Wilson explain the fact that there is still tremendous racial inequality in income assets and health and growing differences in family formation patterns even though major racial barriers such as segregated schools have come down 2 According to Wilson how have structural changes in the economy since the 1970 s affected African American family formation patterns Why were African Americans more affected than others and how does this relate to lingering consequences of a long term system of racial discrimination 3 According to Wilson what role should class play in our analysis of racial differences 4 Why does Wilson argue that being poor in a mixedincome neighborhood is less damaging than being poor in a high poverty neighborhood 5 Critics ofVWson argue that racial discrimination is rampant and may be affecting many of America39s institutions such as the labor market and the educational system To what extent do you believe that racial discrimination today affects the institution of the family To what extent do you think the racial differences in family patterns is unrelated to current discrimination and more related to class orthe history of slavery or some other factor 6 Do you think there are policies that could increase rates of marriage and decrease nonmarital childbearing among African Americans What sorts of policies would they be and would they be raceconscious and deal with barriers that focus on African Americans such as the weak enforcement of laws on racial discrimination at work and fair housing
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