Black Studies Analytical Essay by ABCs

Black Studies
Discusses the grandparent's role in passing on cultural and socialization skills to grandchildren, focusing on the African-American household.
# 112908 | 1,150 words | 1 source | MLA | 2009 | US

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This paper introduces, discusses, and analyzes the topic of socialization of grandchildren. Specifically, the paper responds to the article "Socialization of Grandchildren" and focuses primarily on how African Americans tend to use traditional proverbs to enhance the passing on of cultural and social values from one generation to the next. The paper concludes that grandparents are essential in the passing of cultural and socialization skills and education, and this is especially true in African American households. The use of proverbs to achieve these goals is a long-standing African-American tradition, and many other Americans would do well to put this practice into use with their own children and grandchildren.

From the Paper:

"This indicates a strong sense of family and history, again, much more so than many other ethnic groups, and this may explain the close-knit family structure of many African American families, and their strong sense of unity among the family. African American families are close through many generations and branches of the family tree, often more so than other ethnic and social groups and the proverbs these families share seems to be the twine that binds them together and makes them strong."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • McWright, Linda. "African American Grandmothers' and Grandfathers' Influence in the Value Socialization of Grandchildren." 27-44.

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"Black Studies" 12 March 2009. Web. 12 December. 2019. <>