Familism important to hispanic culture racialized

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familism important to hispanic cultureracialized labor market is structured in such a way as to advantage hispanics and disadvantage African Americans with respect to marriagehispanic men employed at higher rates than black men black male marriage pool diminished further by America’s prison boomblack men prefer to date and later marry nonblack, especiallywhite womenblack man with white woman seen as controlling the relationship so his race isn’t downtrodden whereas a black woman with a white man is seen as submissiveInterracial Marriage6% of all U.S. marriageswhites least likely group to intermarrynative americans most likely then asians, hispanics and african americansblack men 3 times more likely to intermarry than black women39% of asian women and 26% of asian men have non-asian spousessome seek out interracial relationships to satisfy ethnic fetishesracial aversion:symbolic violence applied to prospective lovers of the same raceracial fetishism:racial tourism with an erotic twiststruggles of children from interracial couples are not worse than those with non-interracial couples1994 white H.S. principal in Alabama announced that he wouldn’t allow interracial couples to attend a dance2000 Bob Jones University, a fundamentalist college, banned interracial dating on campus, later retracted policy due to national outrageDoing the (Racial) Workcultural labor:doing the racial work to broaden your cultural competence, step out of your comfort zone and try as much as possible to adopt another perspective on the worldDivorce
U.S. second highest divorce rate next to ArubaIncarceration and inner-city poverty greatly increase rate ofdivorce therefore it is high in african-american familiesincompatibility with respect to socioeconomic differences, conflicting views on gender roles, different degrees of educational attainment and a large age gap are at higher risk of divorceblack couples exhibit greater spousal dissimilarity than nonblack couples in these key areaspsychological strain of racial domination yet another explanation for black divorce rateOut-of-Wedlock Birthssince 1995, 1/3 babies has been born to an unmarried mother in the U.S.59% of Puerto Rican births occur outside marriage as do 41% of Mexican-American births and 25% of white birthsafrican americans have the highest rate of teen pregnancy1/11 black children have a father behind barspoor people have higher fertility rates: as one climbs economic ladder, childcare costs increasepeople who are denied social status in other areas of societymay look for it inside the home17% of fathers have multiple children with different women1/3 of black fathers have had children by 2 or more womensociologists Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas interviews 160 young, urban, poor single mothers and found that they see marriage as a luxury and aspire to achieve it, but only with the right partner- being a mother is a chief source of identity and meaning for them

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