Culturally Diverse Families

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Do you believe that the values held by scholars affect their interpretation of ethnic families? If so, can cite specific samples? I believe values held by scholars do affect their interpretation of ethnic families. We can take two different ethnic scientists with different backgrounds from the article for an example. According to Daniel Moynihan (1965), a white scientist, black families were deteriorating and were also dysfunctional. Moynihan (1965) went on and recommended social policies that would encourage black families to use more ways of functioning like the majority of other white families were. As for Robert Hill (1972), a black scientist, he saw resilience and strengths in black families and recommended social policies to build on both of those traits. Daniel Moynihan (1965) was raised in a white family therefore he was use to the ways of how white families functioned. That detail influenced on how he saw black families and just because they were different from his family and other white families he thought black families were dysfunctional. Robert Hill (1972) was part of a black family so what he observed was similar to what he was used to seeing in his own family. This helped him conclude that black families were resilient and had strength. What are some of the ways in which your own values effect your understanding of culturally diverse families? I was born in East Los Angeles and raised in South Central Los Angeles where Hispanic and black families were the majority of the population. There are whites, Asians and other ethnicities but not nearly as much as Hispanics and African Americans. My parents moved a lot and from what I remember all the neighborhoods we lived in were made of mostly Hispanics, maybe one or two black families. It seemed like black families stuck to their own neighborhoods and Hispanics to their own as well. My values were very similar with the...
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