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Chapter 2 - Chapter 2 American Families in Social Context...

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Chapter 2 American Families in Social Context
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Introduction We already know that all families are not the same. Today we will examine family life variables that are associated with race/ethnicity.
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Race/Ethnicity Race implies a biological distinct group (based on physical features). Scientific thinking rejects the idea that there are separate races distinguished by biological markers. Race is a social construction. We are all part of the human race!!!!
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What does ethnicity really mean? Link between ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Yearly income. Education Geographic location Values
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Within Group Diversity Remember that within each “racial category” that there is diversity between the groups. Carribean and African blacks are different. Koreans, Japanese, Chinese, etc.
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SES and Labor However, a higher proportion of black children (32%) than those of other ethnic groups live in poverty. Black women have traditionally
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