Black Families at the Crossroads
Challenges and Prospects.
By Robert Staples, Leanor Boulin Johnson.
Understanding the Black Family.
This book offers a comprehensive examination of the diverse and complex issues surrounding
the black family unit as it has evolved from preslavery to contemporary society. The authors
draw on more than fifty years of combined experience studying the Black American family to
offer insights into the historical development, its changing structures, and the roles of its
family members such as economics, racism, culture, and politics have affected the dynamics
of family relations.