By Shirley A. Hill
In the context of starting to be range, Shirley A. Hill examines the paintings mom and dad do in elevating their young ones. according to interviews and survey information, African American Children comprises blacks of assorted social sessions in addition to a comparative pattern of whites. It covers significant parts of kid socialization: educating values, self-discipline options, gender socialization, racial socialization, prolonged households -- displaying how either race and sophistication make a distinction, and emphasizing styles that problem current study that perspectives black households as a monolithic crew.
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Then] I got into dancing with this group [which performed locally] and it was like I was a superstar, like I was a celebrity. All the girls wanted to be with me, and I wanted to be with them. And the grades started dropping, because I wasn't there. My teachers were always trying to counsel me, sending notes to my mother. But there was too much fun in what I was doing. By his late teenage years, J a k e was subscribing to what is n o w frequently called the "hip-hop" culture o f young urban blacks.
T h e impact o f the postindustrial e c o n o m y has been similar for blacks and whites: a decrease in industrial employment opportunities, fewer high- Childhood in Transition 9 paying jobs, an e c o n o m i c polarization o f the haves and have-nots—with the wealthy getting richer and the p o o r m o r e impoverished—and an overall increase in the e c o n o m i c hardships experienced by families. Yet the scope and intensity o f this e c o n o m i c transition has been much m o r e devastating for black people, especially black men, as they were overrepresented a m o n g those in the industrial sector o f the e c o n o m y (Wilson, 1 9 7 8 , 1 9 8 7 , 1 9 9 1 ) .
Still, it was to the advantage o f slave owners t o p r o m o t e the formation o f families among blacks as a way to control and discipline the slave labor force: By encouraging strong family attachments, slave owners reduced the danger that individual slaves would run away. By permitting families to have de facto ownership of houses, furniture, clothing, garden plots, and small livestock, planters created an economic stake for slaves in the system. (Fogel & Engerman, 1974, quoted in White, 1974, p.