Domestic Violence and the African American Community Persuasive Essay by Top Papers

Domestic Violence and the African American Community
A persuasive paper on ending domestic abuse in the African American community.
# 134787 | 750 words | 0 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Sociology (General) , Women Studies (General) , African-American Studies (General)

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The paper relates that although domestic abuse is not unique to the African American community, due to the distinct culture that this community possesses, many problems associated to the problem of domestic abuse are unique. The paper reveals that as it stands, whether an African-American woman is rich or poor, educated or not, she is at grave risk of being abused by her partner, and, that woman is also at grave risk of being rejected by her community--and even her family--if she speaks up about her abuse. The paper argues that this violence must come to an end, and through education from within, it might be possible to initiate change.

From the Paper:

"The African American community seems to accept, if not encourage, the domestic violence that exists within it. While easy to blame education or social rank for a couple's behavior or society's reaction to it, these factors are often not as important as one might expect. A woman with multiple degrees or at the highest level of social strata is as vulnerable to domestic violence as the woman who did not graduate form high school. It is equally as likely for a man who is born to an upper middle class family and a man born to a family that lives in poverty to participate in an abusive relationship."

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