Q1: How are the terms “welfare queen”, “absentee father”, and “deviant youth” connected?
This week we learned about these terms and the myths of black pathology. The welfare system does indeed have detrimental effects on individuals and families, especially in the black community. Our welfare system offers financial incentives for single parent (fatherless) households. This in turn creates negative stimuli that arise from growing up without a father. Studies surrounding this issue show that children growing up in fatherless homes are 32 times more likely to run away from home, 20 times more likely to have behavioral disorders, 9 times more likely to drop out of school, 10 times more likely to abuse drugs/alcohol, and much more (National Center for Fathering). So, we can see that the welfare system not only keeps people dependent on government assistance, but it creates mass opportunity for setbacks in the children’s’ lives growing up in these homes. Therefore, welfare, absentee fathers, and deviant youths are all connected and rooted to the state of the welfare system.
Q2: What was the revolution plan mentioned in the Robin Kelly article and how will this be effective tothe movements taking place? In addition what other plan of action would work if this was taking place in modern day society?(PLZ SEE ATTACHED FOR THIS QUESTION)
In the article ” This Battlefield Called Life” the author Kelley goes over the main strategies that will be more effective and will contribute to putting out the message. The processes got the government, men, and themselves in the movement to make a difference for not only women in general, but for women of color. We see racism expand and sexism come out from being both an African American and a woman. It is also good to keep in mind which groups were being racist and sexist, to women and African Americans during this article to understand their plan of action they stated. In addition what other action could they have considered doing if that was put in modern-day perspective?