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A Culture of Poverty

Robin Marie Averbeck

in Liberalism Is Not Enough: Race and Poverty in Postwar Political Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646640
eISBN:
9781469646664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646640.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 3 traces the history of the idea of a culture of poverty while unpacking its racist content. Of particular importance is Daniel Patrick Moynihan and his report on the black family, known as ... More


Families, Fathers, and the Black Community, 1950–2010

Jürgen Martschukat

in American Fatherhood: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479892273
eISBN:
9781479804740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892273.003.0012
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 11 looks at an African American family in 1970s Watts after the civil rights movement and the Watts riots. Its main character is the slaughterhouse worker Stan from Charles Burnett’s ... More


Untangling Black Pathology

Kevin J. Mumford

in "Not Straight, Not White": Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626840
eISBN:
9781469628073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626840.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

The sources of stigma for black gay men sprang from multiples sources and causes. Since the 1950s, Jet magazine routinely ran stories with homosexual themes, though often tinged with sensation, ... More


The “Matriarchal” Black Family under Siege

Donna L. Franklin and Angela D. James

in Ensuring Inequality: The Structural Transformation of the African-American Family, Revised Edition

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199374878
eISBN:
9780190254186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199374878.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Marriage and the Family

This chapter details the emergence of political and social scientific discourses focusing on family difference as a source of racial inequality. Specifically, the chapter looks at the Moynihan ... More


The Only American Community Where Men Call Each Other “Brother” When They Meet: Redefining Brotherhood and Sisterhood in the 1960s: Redefining Brotherhood and Sisterhood in the 1960s

Ted Ownby

in Hurtin' Words: Debating Family Problems in the Twentieth-Century South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647005
eISBN:
9781469647029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647005.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes activists who rejected the idea of a crisis in African American family life. In response to the Moynihan Report of 1965, many African Americans rejected claims about the ... More


“Is It Too Late?,”: Speech Delivered at Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Mississippi, Summer 1971

Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck

in The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738223
eISBN:
9781604738230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738223.003.0016
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the summer of 1971, Fannie Lou Hamer spoke at Tougaloo College, a private historically black liberal arts institution in Mississippi. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the school emerged as a center ... More


Fatherhood and Crime in James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk

Julie C. Suk

in American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199331376
eISBN:
9780199394258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331376.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

In James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk, a young black man is accused of rape, and his pregnant fiancée and their families struggle to establish his innocence. This chapter situates the novel’s ... More


Black Sleaze

Kinohi Nishikawa

in Street Players: Black Pulp Fiction and the Making of a Literary Underground

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226586885
eISBN:
9780226587073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226587073.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Though Iceberg Slim’s books inevitably attracted the attention of urban black readers, white men remained Holloway House’s target audience in the late 1960s. To the extent that the company and its ... More


“A Tangle of Pathology”: The Color of Mind Takes a Cultural Turn

Derrick Darby and John L. Rury

in The Color of Mind: Why the Origins of the Achievement Gap Matter for Justice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226525211
eISBN:
9780226525495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525495.003.0006
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter tells the story of how an understanding of the Color of Mind as marking heritable differences between the races evolved into a cultural interpretation of them. This development, which ... More


Invocation

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

in Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469651767
eISBN:
9781469651781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651767.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter critically examines how meritocracy, antiblack racism, the Moynihan Report's neoliberal logics, and a growing political nostalgia for the Black Power Movement and the Civil Rights ... More


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