Karenga says that us as Black people need to acquire this knowledge not just for knowledge sake, but for human sake. The knowledge African Americans could gain through Black Studies would be the key to taking all of this oppression we have endured for hundreds of years in America and turning it into success and prosperity for the community. The knowledge we learn must be taken back to the communities and shared with the masses that need it most. According to Karenga, and history, we are the fathers and mothers of humanity and human civilization and by understanding Black Studies, we are contributing to the full understanding of humanity itself. In an
Kayla Gouy English-01 5/21/2014 Within The Glory Field there were many things that explained how America is a product of its past. The Lewis family shows how the black community on Curry island gets along with their lives. Even though they don’t really have the hardest time once America decided to abolish slavery. But being black in America before though was really hard. Since people are treated differently based on the color of their skin, the books shows it from America's past to its present.
The traditional roles that are expected of Latinas in the family household are very historic compared to the way women are now. Their current identity heavily reflects on their past. A role that most women fulfill now is the housewife. Most of the Latina woman’s time is spent in the kitchen cooking and making sure everything is done right for the husband. Most Latinas don’t work because they have to serve their children and take care of the household.
This book is about the obscured settlers who laid the foundation for African American culture; it is also about the recent beginning of African American Archaeology as a means for learning about that culture. African Americans felt strong ties to their native African culture, while it was commonly believed that most Africans had lost their cultural traditions and skills during the disorienting relocation from their home to the New World, it can be easily proven through the use of different sources which include artifactual and architectural data, that the African American people were trying to maintain their racial identity and cultural traditions. Ceramics are what make up a majority of the artifacts which archaeologists uncover at a site. By examining the different pots and colonoware plantation slave workers owned, historical archaeologists can determine a great deal about their daily lives. For example the typical colonoware associated with slaves were unglazed wares, which differ from the glazed wares used by wealthier Europeans.
Reading the book “A Raisin in the Sun” gives a little insight about how the a black family was treated in the late 50’s. Hearing a story about a black family called the Younger’s and getting an understanding about what their lives were like in the 50‘s period. The Younger’s have to face a lot of obstacles to get what they want in life. The story shows different sides of racism from where they live, what kind of job they can had, and especially their social status in life. Here is an insight on how this family was treated of where they live.
The overview of the earlier history is important to grasp because it lays the groundwork to understanding the history of the family. Their troubled history starts and can date back to slavery. The history provides an in dept background in to the everyday struggle of being an American male in the United States. The feeling of not being accepted, oppressed and mistreated is a cycle that seems to continue to repeat itself in the Bosket family as well a feeling that many African Americans can agree with day. Many theories can be applied to each individual in the Bosket family.
Attachment Patterns associated with Abuse from Infants to Adulthood There are many factors and considerations that go into raising a healthy child. From infancy to young adulthood, parents are usually the sole caregivers. As infants, one depends utterly on his parents for everything, especially mothers in most cases. In more recent years, however, children are increasingly being raised by other caregivers, such as nannies, daycare workers, or other family members. Possible reasons for this may be due to both parents of the child working, divorce or, considering the worst case scenario, the result of neglect or abuse within the family unit.
Princess O'Nika Auguste African and Middle Eastern Religions Midterm Withering : Family : The destruction of the Black Family The African and the African Diaspora Family Abstract Many people of African descent around the world and the diaspora have been interested in the lives of the African family. In the the book The Spirituality of African Peoples there is a chapter devoted to this type of family. In Chapter 4 of the text called the Family: The Locus of Moral Development, it says that “ There are many variations in African family life, certain features pertain to all of them. The most prevalent of these is the family's primacy in the spheres of social reality and personal identity” ( 77) . This seems to very similar to those families that are African American, Afro- Caribbean, Afro- European and Afro- Canadian families.
There was a lot of sexist employers as most of them thought a ‘women’s place’ was in the home. Women faced a lot of discrimination against men if they were seen displaced in the field of work. Most women would be employed in Domestic Service which would include being maids and cleaners for higher class citizens who could afford servants. They would polish silver, wash and do normal household chores. Most women were brought up to support her husband and look after her home and children; her time was always contributed to her home.
Race - From a young age Barack became aware that being black meant he was different - Grew up mostly with his white mother and grandparents- in their white world - Race and its importance became the key force in his confusion regarding identity - The historical links including slavery, Civil Rights movement and current problems between black and white communities become paramount in Barack’s world and understanding of self - His mother was very influential in that she taught Barack all about injustice issues and leaders who made a difference – Martin Luther King etc. - Working within Chicago, Barack sees firsthand the hatred black people feel and if he wants do help them he needs