A Common Destiny: Blacks and American Society
Committee on the Status of Black Americans, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council
National Academies Press, Jan 15, 1990 - Social Science - 577 pages
"[A] collection of scholars [has] released a monumental study called A Common Destiny: Blacks and American Society. It offers detailed evidence of the progress our nation has made in the past 50 years in living up to American ideals. But the study makes clear that our work is far from over." --President Bush Remarks by the president to the National Urban League Conference
The product of a four-year, intensive study by distinguished experts, A Common Destiny presents a clear, readable "big picture" of blacks' position in America. Drawing on historical perspectives and a vast amount of data, the book examines the past 50 years of change and continuity in the status of black Americans. By studying and comparing black and white age cohorts, this volume charts the status of blacks in areas such as education, housing, employment, political participation and family life.
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Then and Now
2 Black Participation in American Society
3 Racial Attitudes and Behavior
4 Identity and Institutions in the Black Community
5 Black Political Participation
6 Blacks in the Economy
7 The Schooling of Black Americans
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