African American Ethnography Analysis

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An African-American ethnography helps reveal African Americans’ cultural framework and values that guide their behaviors in a multitude of social contexts. A few noteworthy principles include the importance of family structures and education, the notion that limited resources result in missed opportunities and the idea that African-Americans are undervalued and not respected in society (Kennedy et. al., 2007). In America and European countries, Africans are always oppressed and experience tremendous counts of inequality. Inequality as defined in lecture is “a difference that is meaningful and results in or produces hierarchical power relations,” which renders African Americans unable to oppress non-Black people in the same sense that they are oppressed. Black people are continuously forced to deal with the exploitation of Black labor, the objectification of Black bodies, the trauma and the death of Black people. In addition, not only are Blacks subjected to this reality but are also forced to witness their oppressor take advantage of their oppression and use it as the basis of political and economic power. Similar to African Americans, members of lower-income families are also systematically oppressed. As the gap between the rich and poor widens, lower-income families become targeted in regard to opportunity inequality. Lower-income families have less ability, relative to their rich counterparts, to invest in enrichment goods for their children. Additionally, children from
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