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ERIC Number: ED256855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Feb-18
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Afro-American Family.
Alexander, Benjamin H.
If the black family is to survive, blacks must go into the community, seek out their poor, teach them, minister to them, and Work with them to solve their problems. Black youth, in particular, need support and encouragement. The most successful black children come from two-parent homes. Hence the percentage of black families--35%--headed by a female needs to be reduced, as does the related high incidence of teenage pregnancies. The struggle of black men to be men has been a long and cruel one. Black men are behind in education, economics, banking and finances, computer training, employment, and business ownership. Moreover, they are not the producers of the goods they consume. Other problems are the general inability of blacks to work well together, the high incidence of drugs, and the lack of education. To survive and progress, the black family needs to seize every opportunity and needs to revitalize Dr. King's dream of "We shall overcome." (RDN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A