Family Diversity Social Change

1. As we discuss “who or what is family,” the presence (or absence) of children can sometimes be a legitimizing (or delegitimizing) characteristic. Is a couple who do not have children viewed as a family in the same way as a couple with children? How about single-parent families? In your experience or from your observations, if a family unit includes children, does our society treat the family unit differently than one that does not include children?
If so, what might account for this different treatment?
If not, do you think family units that include children should be given advantages over family units that do not?
Chapter 2:2. Do you believe that marriage is becoming more valued or more devalued in contemporary society. Utilize 2 key points from the text book and 1 key point from a personal experience, popular culture, or a news story.
Chapter 3:3. Summarize the different historical trajectories of some of the racial and racial-ethnic groups mentioned in this chapter. What are some of the key characteristics of the different minority racial and racial-ethnic groups outlined in this chapter (American Indians, African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans)? How do their trajectories differ from the trajectory of White families in the United States?
Cohen, Phillip N. (2020). The Family Diversity, Inequality, and Social Change, 3rd Edition. New York: W.W. Norton &Company. ISBN: 0393537315
Johnson, M. et al. (2019). Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Person Struggle. New York: Simon & SchusterBooks. ISBN: 1481494651