The Female in the Black Family: Dominant Mate or Helpmate?:

@inproceedings{SimmsBrown1982TheFI,
  title={The Female in the Black Family: Dominant Mate or Helpmate?:},
  author={R. Jean Simms-Brown},
  year={1982}
}
  • R. Jean Simms-Brown
  • Published 1982
  • Psychology
  • Two views of the Black woman as having a special posi tion, power, and dominance during and after slavery are presented. An examination of each school of thought reveals that the Black woman has been strong, but not dominant. Instead, she has been more of a "helpmate" in the family's quest for survival. In addition, the matri archal myth regarding the Black woman has been cre ated and maintained by certain psychological/historical mechanisms. It is stated that the Black woman is unique, but… CONTINUE READING

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