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Week 2 lecture notes updated

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Lecture notes Week 2 Updated For years, social scientists ignored cultural explanations for differences between African- American and white families, since these were portrayed as meaning something was wrong with African-American families. Nowadays, though, the recognition that extended families are a positive attribute means that cultural influences are acknowledged. How much African tradition, of the kind discussed in class, do we see in modern African- American families? When there are similarities today with the African traditions, is the reason cultural (a holdover from Africa) or structural/economic (it makes sense for the current situation) or a combination? Mostly a combination. A. The more the merrier was the norm in pre-colonial sub-Saharan Africa—is this still the case? Yes. African-Americans are more pro-natalist (pro-children) than whites. A high value is placed on children. This was true in slavery times, when children were a
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