Following the success of its best-selling predecessors, the Fourth Edition of Harriette Pipes McAdoo's Black Families retains several now classic contributions while including updated versions of earlier chapters and many entirely new chapters. The goal through each revision of this core text has been to compile a book that focuses on positive dimensions of African American families. The book remains the most complete assessment of black families available in both depth and breadth of coverage. Cross-disciplinary in nature, the book boasts contributions from such fields as family studies, anthropology, education, psychology, social work, and public policy.

Sources of Racial Socialization: Theological Orientation of African American Churches and Parents

Sources of racial socialization: Theological orientation of African American churches and parents
Pamela P.Martin and Harriette PipesMcAdoo

More than one aspiring young black Christian has been prompted to ask: Reverend, if we are made in the image of God, and if Jesus Christ is the son of God, why is it that all the pictures of Jesus in our church show him as a white man?

—Billingsley (1999)

The transmission of race-related messages to adolescents occurs in numerous settings, such as the family, the schools, the media, and religious institutions. Racial socialization is defined as the transmission of cultural values that teach African American children different strategies to use in negotiating between the broader society and their ...

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