Teenage Pregnancy in the African-American Community Essay by Brandi Woods

Teenage Pregnancy in the African-American Community
A paper which investigates pregnancy in African-American teens and the relation to levels of education.
# 25137 | 2,680 words | 5 sources | APA | 2002 | US

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Over the last few decades, in order to counter the stereotypes that often encourage racism, the African-American community has encouraged its members to obtain education for the purpose of success. The paper shows that while this endeavor has been largely successful and allowed for the combat of stereotypical attitudes, there are still disproportionate numbers of young African-American teens becoming pregnant. This paper proposes a study for the purpose of correlating the level of education among African-American pregnant teens and teen mothers, with their existence.

From the Paper:

"The study details the fact that rite of passage from an African American standpoint means train for a new stage of life. In this case it is the training and education about teen pregnancy (Elliot, 1998). It follows the basic premise that the teen can be taught and trained to become productive and responsible members of society, which includes not becoming teen mothers on welfare or other social programs. The literature study zeroed in on the pilot program, which started in 1991(Elliot, 1998). It began as a program to target pregnant African American teens only but it was not long until it moved to social skills and decision. This study concluded that the program targeted at risk African American teens and one of the factors that made them at risk included a lack of involvement in the school activities. While this does not prove that education level has any bearing on whether or not African American teens get pregnant it definitively points to further investigation by providing evidence that lack of caring about education does increase the risk of African American teen pregnancy(Elliot, 1998)."

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Teenage Pregnancy in the African-American Community (2003, April 25) Retrieved October 17, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/essay/teenage-pregnancy-in-the-african-american-community-25137/

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