Therefore, this essay will discuss how the differences in race, class and culture varies the response of minority ethnic or black women’s response to domestic violence. For example, many black women would rather live in an abusive relationship instead of living singly forever (Mama, 2000 in Hanmer & Itzin, 2000). On the other hand, a white woman may not stand being a victim and demand separation. This example portrays how differently people of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds respond to domestic violence. However, this paper will discuss this in detail, while supporting arguments with various books and journals. Further more, the facts will be critically analyzed and evaluated. Additionally, subheadings will be used to categorize the important aspects of the topic.
Blacks: In America, Blacks are those people of any known African Black ancestry, according to the “one-drop” rule that determined even a single drop of “Black blood” would make a person Black (Davis, n.d., p.5). Concerning who Blacks are, Graham (2002) commented that “Blacks were persons having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa” (p. 145).
“A group numerically inferior to the rest of the population of a State, in a non-dominant position, whose members being nationals of the State possess ethnic, religious or linguistic characteristics differing from those of the rest of the population and show, if only implicitly, a sense of solidarity, directed towards preserving their culture, traditions, religion or language”. (Caportorti, 1991, as cited by Malanczuk & Akehurst, 1997, p. 106)
Domestic violence: this term is many a times referred to as “intimate partner violence/spouse abuse” (Castle, Kulkami & Abel, 2006: 93). One definition of domestic violence can be a trend of forceful authority which makes up physical, sexual and/or psychological assault toward an intimate partner, either current or former. There is no actual UK