- Staying Ready, Staying Vigilant, Staying Safe: Hyperarousal and Hypervigilance in African American Male Adolescents Exposed to Community ViolenceA new study explores how behaviors once seen as maladaptive may actually protect youth.
- Parenting Patterns, Racial Discrimination, and African American Adolescents’ Psychological and Academic OutcomesA Research Brief Prepared for the University of Texas at Austin Population Research Center Research Brief Series Fatima Varner, Yang Hou, Tajma Hodzic, Noelle M. Hurd, Sheretta T. Butler-Barnes, and Stephanie J. Rowley Introduction Declines in academic engagement and psychological well-being, […]
- Black Deaths Matter: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Racial Disparities in Relationship Loss and HealthA Research Brief Prepared for the University of Texas at Austin Population Research Center Research Brief Series Debra Umberson Introduction Black Americans are more likely than white Americans to experience the premature death of mothers, fathers, siblings, children, and other relatives […]
- CCF ADVISORY: Debra Umberson reports on African-Americans’ much greater exposure to the early death of close family membersAUSTIN, Texas — Black Americans are more likely than whites to experience the loss of a parent during childhood and to be exposed to multiple close family member deaths by mid-life, according to a study at the Population Research Center […]
- Kristal Brent Zook, One of CCF’s Newest Board Members, Has a New Article in the Washington PostIn Why the ‘ethnic’ aisle is merging with the ‘beauty’ one Kristal Brent Zook explains the significance behind the maintstreaming of the black hair care industry.
- CCF Civil Rights Symposium: Women’s Changing Social Status since the Civil Rights ActToday the Council on Contemporary Families releases the third set of papers in a three part symposium marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. The first two sets of papers described changes in America’s religious and racial-ethnic landscape in the half century since it became illegal to discriminate on the basis of religion, skin color, national origin, race, ethnicity or gender.
- CCF Civil Rights Symposium: Racial-Ethnic Realities since the Civil Rights ActOverview: Changing Racial-Ethnic Realities since the Civil Rights Act Remarks by: Stephanie Coontz Today the Council on Contemporary Families releases the second set of papers in a three part symposium marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Yesterday […]
- CCF Civil Rights Symposium: Are African Americans Living the Dream 50 Years After Passage of the Civil Rights Act?By Velma McBride Murry and Na Liu Vanderbilt University In 1963, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington, the momentous demonstration that helped spur passage of the Civil […]
- CCF Civil Rights Symposium: Changes in America’s Racial and Ethnic Composition Since 1964By Raha Forooz Sabet University of Miami When the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964, racial differences in the United States were almost literally black and white. In the early 1960s, 85 percent of the population was white and […]
- The Unfeminine Mystique – Stereotypes about African-American WomenThe gendered mystique that still poses barriers to African-American women in their personal and public lives is perhaps best described as an “unfeminine mystique” – the idea that they have characteristics and embrace lifestyles that are outside the boundaries of “real” womanhood. This “unfeminine mystique” has plagued African-American women for more than 200 years.
- CCF Gender Revolution Symposium: Divergent Revolutions for Blacks, Latinos, and WhitesBy Janelle Jones Labor Market Researcher, Center for Economic and Policy Research Phone: 202-293-5380 Email: email@example.com As Cotter, Hermsen, and Vanneman argue, the extent of the gender revolution has been exaggerated. In the years between the passage of the Equal […]