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Unformatted text preview: 11-14-06There is as much variation within the African-American community as there is in the white community. Not all African-Americans are in welfare, we just do not see the upper middle class blacks b/c we are isolated from them and do not have good interracial relations. Woman walked 10 miles to work to Burger King, even in the rain no one would pick her up.All social institutions are conservative b/c they are slow to changeFamilyConsidered a kinship system it is how social relationships are definedDifferent types of kinship systems1.Polygamy multiple spouses. Men having multiple wives or women having multiple husbands (less common) 2.monogamy man or female having one spouse standard in US & most western countries3.bigamy getting married to someone else while youre already married, is illegal & can get arrested4.serial monogamy only married to one person at a time, but over a lifetime many people get divorced or widowed & then remarried5.endogamy marry within your own group (racially, ethnically, social class,...
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- Fall '08