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A Common destiny : Blacks and American society / Gerald David Jaynes and Robin M. Williams, Jr., editors ; Committee on the Status of Black Americans, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.

Contributor(s): Jaynes, Gerald David | Williams, Robin Murphy | National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Status of Black Americans.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1989Description: xiv, 608 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0309039983; 9780309039987; 9780309039888 (UNCONFIRMED); 0309039886 (UNCONFIRMED).Subject(s): African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975- | African Americans -- Economic conditions | African Americans -- Politics and government | United States -- Race relations | African Americans Economic conditions | African Americans Politics and government | African Americans Social conditions 1975- | United States Race relationsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Common destiny.; Online version:: Common destiny.DDC classification: 305.8/96073 LOC classification: E185.86 | .C582 1989Other classification: 71.37 | MS 3300 | MS 3450 Also available via the World Wide Web.
Contents:
Overview : then and now -- Black participation in American society -- Racial attitudes and behavior -- Identity and institutions in the black community -- Black political participation -- Blacks in the economy -- The schooling of black Americans -- Black Americans' health -- Crime and the administration of criminal justice -- Children and families.
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E185.86 .B54 The Black woman / E185.86 .B66 Black matriarchy: myth or reality? E185.86 .B67 The Black sociologists: E185.86 .C582 1989 A Common destiny : E185.86 .C62 1974 Perspectives on Afro-American women / E185.86 .C67 1995 The rage of a privileged class / E185.86 .D3 The Black woman in American society :

Papers and studies resulting from a four-year study conducted under the aegis of the Committee on the Status of Black Americans.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Also available via the World Wide Web.

Overview : then and now -- Black participation in American society -- Racial attitudes and behavior -- Identity and institutions in the black community -- Black political participation -- Blacks in the economy -- The schooling of black Americans -- Black Americans' health -- Crime and the administration of criminal justice -- Children and families.

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A must for all libraries, this volume reports the findings of a major national study of racial patterns and concludes that the great gap in white-black conditions in the 1930s-1950s period has recently been narrowed but not closed. The socioeconomic impact of discrimination is carefully recorded: one in three blacks still lives in poverty; the average black family income is 60 of that of whites; most blacks remain segregated in predominantly minority neighborhoods and schools; in spite of some progress, inequality in political participation remains. Accenting opinion polls, the authors show a liberalization of white attitudes on public segregation and discrimination issues. Remarkably, however, the prominent scholars heading the multimillion dollar study behind this report commissioned little data collection on patterns of racial discrimination today. In the report there is no definition of racial discrimination and little citation of the relevant social science literatures. Except for a brief paragraph citing one study, there is no analysis of how blacks are actually treated in contemporary workplaces; discussion of current discriminatory practices in public accommodations is extremely brief. There is also little discussion of the concrete discriminatory practices blacks encounter in the schools, including hundreds of antiblack harassment cases reported at white colleges in recent years. There are numerous omissions: contemporary violence against blacks, including that of current Ku Klux Klan-type groups; the major riots in the 1980s; the racism-fostering actions of national political officials in the 1980s; and the perspective on race in the recent burgeoning black literature. Readers must wait still for a comprehensive report on the state of black America today. -J. R. Feagin, University of Texas at Austin

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