Afrocentrism, Feminism And Poverty Research Paper by The Research Group

Afrocentrism, Feminism And Poverty
Analysis of why the improved ecnomic indicators for African Americans have not eliminated the economic disparity between Blacks and Whites.
# 24506 | 3,600 words | 21 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Mar 12, 2003 in Women Studies (Feminism) , Sociology (General) , African-American Studies (General)

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Analysis of why the improved economic indicators or African Ameicans have not eliminated the economic diisparity between Blacks & Whites. Discusses research studies on such topics as high birth rate of single African American women, poverty in the African American community. Afrocentric vs. Eurocentric world view. African cultural survival & education. Feminist theories regarding empoloyment of African American women.

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"Afrocentrism, Feminism & Poverty in the Black Community

Poverty in the Black Community
From 1970 to 1993 African Americans lost ground in nearly every economic category (Cha-Jua & Lang, 1999, p. 25). However, after 1993, the economic situation of Blacks appeared to improve as the country recovered from the 1989 recession. For example, the median Black family income rose 20 percent between 1993 and 1997 from $23,927 to $28,602 (Cha-Jua & Lang, 1999, p. 25). In addition, the poverty rate of Blacks in 1997 (26.5 percent) was the lowest recorded in the thirty-seven years the government had collected this data.
However, the improved economic indicators have not eliminated the vast economic disparity between Blacks and Whites (Cha-Jua & Lang, 1999, p. 25). For example, in 1997, the median income ..."

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