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By Patricia Dixon

African American Relationships, Marriages, and households is a traditionally and culturally founded textual content designed for dating, marriage and relations educators and therapists who paintings with African American singles and undefined. whole with quite a few routines, the booklet is helping singles and elevate their self-awareness, associate knowledge and admire, and appreciation for distinction. It additionally is helping foster potent verbal exchange and clash solution abilities, displaying readers find out how to increase and hold fit relationships, marriages, and households. No floor is left exposed in Dixon’s considerate and regarded research.

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Women also had few rights in instances of divorce. indb 29 11/20/06 2:46:59 PM 30 African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families building their confidence that they could function in roles other than wives and mothers, White women went on to start a movement of their own. The most significant achievement of the early women’s movement was the victory of the ballot in 1920. The women felt that if they could challenge patriarchal policies through the vote, they could eventually win equality for women.

In the cities also were Black social institutions, schools, churches, and fraternal societies. Some of the men had gotten their first glimpse of city life working in sawmills, turpentine camps, or on the roads (Frazier, 1966). Also, a large number had become accustomed to going to town on Saturday afternoons to escape the boredom of the rural community. By 1910 nearly one and two-thirds million African Americans had migrated from the state of their birth to other states (Frazier, 1966). Most of them had moved about in the South, while 400,000 left the South and were living in the North.

Instead, as in the past, they found that they were being used to fill low-wage jobs that Whites did not want, and faced housing policies that served to confine them to certain neighborhoods in inner-city areas. Redlining, the practice of drawing a red line around areas on city maps that are considered more risky with regard to providing and insuring mortgage loans, was introduced when the Home Owners Loan Corporation (HOLC) program was initiated in the federal government during the 1930s. African American neighborhoods were systematically redlined because they were more risky as they comprised a stigmatized racial group.

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