• dfranke wrote a new post, Week 15, on the site Focused Inquiry I 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Diamyn Franklin

    The book states that jails exist to hold inmates who: are awaiting trial and either cannot make bail or have been denied bail; are required to make a court appearance for any reasons (jails are […]

  • dfranke wrote a new post, Week 14, on the site Focused Inquiry I 10 months, 4 weeks ago

    Diamyn Franklin

    When income is reported, it is usually told in annual terms because that’s what gets reported on the income taxes so most people tend to know their figure. Wealth means that the total value of […]

  • dfranke commented on the post, Entry 12, on the site Focused Inquiry I 11 months ago

    Thank you and yes, to a degree, but I forgot the term was called the Eugenics movement until I read the chapter.

  • dfranke wrote a new post, Week 13, on the site Focused Inquiry I 11 months, 1 week ago

    Diamyn Franklin

    There was a point in history when black children were outpacing poor white children in terms of education. This was a little bit after emancipation when freed blacks could begin setting up […]

    • Great job.

      My son is one of twenty minority students at his private high school, which has over 500 students.

  • dfranke wrote a new post, Entry 12, on the site Focused Inquiry I 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    Diamyn Franklin

    The leading cause of death among Blacks aged 25-44 is AIDS–not homicide, suicide, heart disease, diabetes, but AIDS . When it comes to health and illness in the US, it is not randomly […]

    • Good job.

      Had you heard of the Eugenics movement before reading this chapter?

      • Thank you and yes, to a degree, but I forgot the term was called the Eugenics movement until I read the chapter.

  • dfranke wrote a new post, Entry 5, on the site Focused Inquiry I 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    Diamyn Franklin

    The percentage of family violence  during 1998-2002 was 11% of all reported and reported violence while violence between intimate partners was 49% of all family violence . As far as reporting […]

    • Good job.

      Why do some black men participate in the “cool pose” idea?

      IPV is also structured by what other system?

  • dfranke wrote a new post, Week 10, on the site Focused Inquiry I 11 months, 4 weeks ago

    Diamyn Franklin

    Unfortunately, IPV research so far has mostly been focused on white women in the past which ignores the experiences that women of color deal with and the different cultural reasons why or how it […]

  • dfranke wrote a new post, Entry 9, on the site Focused Inquiry I 1 year ago

    Diamyn Franklin

    Earlier in the book, the topic of teen pregnancy amongst African Americans was briefly touched upon, and one of the justifications that the authors use for why black teens decide to have […]

    • Good job.

      Glad you noted that deadbeat dads are in all race, soc-economic groups, etc.

  • dfranke wrote a new post, Entry 8, on the site Focused Inquiry I 1 year ago

    Diamyn Franklin

    This article is meant to present African American families headed by single parent, specifically single mothers and when it comes to raising their families/children. The researchers who study […]

    • Great job.

      You state: “The 2 critical contextual factors that affect black mother’s quality of life are economical and financial resources” but then correct this statement by including the educational attainment of the mother.

  • dfranke wrote a new post, Week 7, on the site Focused Inquiry I 1 year ago

    Diamyn Franklin

     

    The most important factors that construct the idea of marriage are the economy and religion. The way an economy is set up can determine and heavily shape how marriage plays out and what is […]

    • Good job.

      Good observation about how the media shows “certain” interracial couples but not the true statistically significant group.

  • dfranke wrote a new post, Week 6, on the site Focused Inquiry I 1 year ago

    Diamyn Franklin

    Moynihan starts off by stating some true facts: one, blacks are still going to be affected the most by racism due to our long history of slavery in America and all the effort that was put in […]

    • Great job. I enjoyed reading your perspective on the ideal of a Matriarchal family structure. Glad to know you have read Frazier.

  • dfranke wrote a new post, Week 5, on the site Focused Inquiry I 1 year ago

    Diamyn Franklin

    This week’s reading focuses a lot on some of the statistics and theories that affect African American families, including what defines a family as African American. Again, the book uses  the ra […]

  • dfranke wrote a new post, Week 4, on the site Focused Inquiry I 1 year, 1 month ago

    Diamyn Franklin

    Going in, the book flat-out sets the tone for how it will be. It calls the African slaves human beings and reminds the readers that whites didn’t even consider us as human for a very long t […]

    • Good job.

      You are correct no matter the social economic status or educational achievements minorities have made some people will always see color first, which is a major issue in our society.

  • Diamyn Franklin

    William Wilson begins discussing Hurricane Katrina’s notorious affects after it had desecrated New Orleans, Louisiana, more-so, how it affected the many poor blacks that lived there and how A […]

  • Diamyn Franklin

    We are first introduced to the short story of a slave named John and his harsh life of being enslaved. Through this story, we learn about the many difficulties that black people had to face […]

    • Great job on week 2’s reading! It appears to me that you are “woke” when it comes to the continued struggles of African Americans in the U.S. I think you will enjoy this course and learn a lot about why black America is in the current state they are e.g. mass incarceration, high unemployment rates, 7 out of 10 children born out of wedlock, etc.

      Please include your name on your weekly post.
      Thanks!
      Dr. Hodo

  • Sexualizing children, more specifically younger girls, not only has huge effects on their self-esteem and self-worth, not only does it harm men’s perception on girls and women in general, but it leaves a lasting […]

  • Jenna’s workshop with paper:

    Citations: Still doing her research on it for her final paper, two new substantive sources are brought in and one of which is definite substantive . Jenna’s not having any trouble […]

  • Sexualizing children, more specifically younger girls, not only has huge effects on their self-esteem and self-worth, not only does it harm men’s perception on girls and women in general, but it leaves a lasting […]

  • This topic was difficult to talk about just because we know so little about humans except for the fact that we are complex beings—yet, at the same time simple? Humans are just very hard to describe and it can be […]

  • Problem: Tuition money is going unknowingly toward the athletic departments of universities when the tuition could be lowered, or that same amount of money going toward other “more important” sources.

    1.) I want to be notified that my tuition money is going toward the athletic department. Make a person aware of where their money.
    2.) The…[Read more]

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