A Common Destiny: Blacks and American Society

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"[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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Contents

Then and Now
33
2 Black Participation in American Society
55
3 Racial Attitudes and Behavior
113
4 Identity and Institutions in the Black Community
161
5 Black Political Participation
205
6 Blacks in the Economy
269
7 The Schooling of Black Americans
329
8 Black Americans Health
391
9 Crime and the Administration of Criminal Justice
451
10 Children and Families
509
Appendices
557
Index
589
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