Student: Antonio Ruiz
Facilitator: Emilio Suarez
Is the family an outmoded institution? Sadly in amswer to that question I feel that for the most part it is. Given to the astronomical rate of divorce today, you are seeing less and less whole families.
There are many other facets which contribute to the apparent extinction of the Americann family. One of them is hectic, constant on the go lifestyles. There is no time for communication or quality spent in the household anymore. Between seeking an higher education, working two jobs or long hours in a job and trying to find time for some sleep, shower and eat there is practically "zero" time for the marraige life.
Decline of family values and morals also have a big role to play . Parents abusing kids; not spending time with them, neglection and non communication have caused many kids to stray. Video Games, play stations, Sega, Pokemon, MTV, the mall, drinking ,drugs, teen pregnancy, paying the morgage, water, telephone, light and heating bills are the consumers of time and relationships. Lets not forget the car notes and insurance, working two (sometimes three) jobs or trying to continue your education as an adult!
The American family is definatley an outmoded entity, a dying breed. Ironically; in third world counties or lesser developed lands that have fewer distarctions from all the modern technology they have a far lesser divorce rate than the US and domestic violence and family problems are not as prevalent.
It is amazing how this country was formulated by the demonic attempted genocide and Holocaust of over 9 million Native Americans and thier families and lets not forget the systematic, Machevellian like destruction of the African family unit in slavery. Now as the great Malcolm X once said "the chickens have come home to roost"!