Inequalities of Love - Averil Y. Clarke
May 08, 2012
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
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Inequalities of Love
Averil Y. Clarke
DATE: May 8, 2012
TIME: Library and Media Center - Haines Hall 135
PLACE: 12 Noon to 1 PM
ORGANIZED BY: Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA
COSPONSOR: UCLA Center for the Study of Women; the UCLA Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development; the UCLA Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics; the Critical Race Studies Program in the UCLA School of Law and Dr. M. Belinda Tucker in the UCLA Center for Culture & Health.
Inequalities of Love uses the personal narratives of college-educated black women to describe the difficulties they face when trying to date, marry, and have children. While conventional wisdom suggests that all women, regardless of race, must sacrifice romance and family for advanced educations and professional careers, Averil Y. Clarke’s research reveals that educated black women’s disadvantages in romance and starting a family are consequences of a system of racial inequality and discrimination. The author analyzes the accounts of black women who repeatedly return to incompatible partners as they lose hope of finding “Mr. Right” and reject unwed parenting because it seems to affirm a negative stereotype of black women’s sexuality that is inconsistent with their personal and professional identities. She uses national survey data to compare college-educated black women’s experiences of romance, reproduction, and family to those of less-educated black women and those of white and Hispanic women with degrees.
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