Research on the African-American Family

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Research on the African-American Family, by Robert Hill, published in 1968, provides a counterpoint to The Moynihan Report, or The Negro Family: The Case For National Action. In this report, Hill talks about both the strengths and the difficulties in the African American home.

In his report, Hill says Black families have five major strengths:

  1. Strong religious orientation
  2. High Aspiration Rate: aspirations to achieve more than they "ought" to aspire considering situation
  3. Role Exchange: women are not afraid to support the family if men are not able.
  4. Kinship Circle: extended family in the black community
  5. Willingness to Work

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