Over the last decade, the increasingly visible conflict between black men and women has come to the public's attention in many forms. Whether in the Senate confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas's Supreme Court appointment. Mike Tyson's trial for the rape of Desiree Washington, or in black men's public efforts to "atone" for hurtful behavior, the schism between black men and women has become a national issue. Franklin provides an inside look into these relationships and how they are unique.
Most important, "What's Love Got to Do with It?" directs readers to a path for healing. Franklin explains how the skills black women have developed to be strong and self-sufficient can also be used to nurture their relationships. Likewise, she suggests ways for black men to support one another and their relationships with women without excluding them, as has happened with the Million Man March.
Sure to ignite controversy, this is a landmark work on relationship problems between blackmen and women by a sociologist who is a leading scholar in her field. It offers a critical and provocative new point of view.
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Sociologist Franklin (Ensuring Inequality, not reviewed) holds that much of the tension between black men and black women is the fruit of weak family life, which is itself the perpetuation of social patterns established during the era of slavery.| Read Full Review of What'S Love Got To Do With It...
In her provocative second book, Franklin (Ensuring Inequality) delves into the history of black heterosexual relationships, tackling slavery's impact on the black family and asserting that relationships between black men and black women are in crisis.| Read Full Review of What'S Love Got To Do With It...
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