Essay on Single Parent Homes

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Unformatted text preview: hat explains the same phenomena employing a structural theory. The empirical evidence and use of individual experience provided to support the structural theory undermines every aspect of the cultural perspective's argument. The following section will detail the structural theory for the prevalence of single-parent family structure among African Americans and illuminate the various reasons this perspective eclipses that of cultural theorists. Cultural theorists named slavery as the causal mechanism for the emergence of a matriarchal family structure among African Americans and the root of the deteriorated family structure, but in the book "Roll, Jordan, Roll", Eugene Genovese employs historical accounts to refute this claim and provide ample evidence in the contrary. The prevalence of single-parent family structure has been attributed to matriarchy, a weak sense of family, and the emasculation of black men, but records of slave holders and historical accounts of slaves themselves reveal otherwise...
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