The Over-Pathologizing of African-American Children Analytical Essay by Top Papers

The Over-Pathologizing of African-American Children
A discussion on the real needs of African-American children.
# 140491 | 1,250 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper explores two issues that need to be addressed in order for African-American children to become part of the American mainstream.

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"Given the history of neglect and "second-class" citizen status provided to African-Americans from the times of slavery to Affirmative Action legislation, it is easy to feel that there is too much concern, perhaps too much leaning over backwards to accommodate the social and educational needs of African-American children. The problems that need to be solved- mostly economic not just "fitting in"-are causes of stress. Research has shown that poverty tends to interfere with learning, may cause behavioral problems, and have long-term consequences. "In 2000, nearly 3.5 million black children under the age of eighteen lived in poverty. Dire economic...""

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