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ERIC Number: ED002092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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SCHOOL AND RACE IN PORTLAND.
AGGER, ROBERT E.; DE BERRY, CLYDE
FACTS ABOUT RACE AND THE SCHOOLS IN PORTLAND, OREGON, ARE PRESENTED. QUESTIONS WERE ASKED OF WHITE AND NEGRO RESIDENTS. ANSWERS GIVEN BY NEGROES INDICATE THAT THE NEGRO FEELS THAT HE IS EQUAL TO THE WHITE, THAT HE SHOULD LIVE IN INTEGRATED RATHER THAN SEGREGATED NEIGHBORHOODS, AND THAT NEGRO CHILDREN SHOULD ATTEND PREDOMINANTLY WHITE SCHOOLS. SLIGHTLY MORE THAN ONE-HALF OF THE NEGROES EARNED LESS THAN $4,000 PER YEAR AND ONLY 10 PERCENT ATTENDED COLLEGE. NEGRO INVOLVEMENT IN SCHOOL AFFAIRS COMPARED FAVORABLY WITH THAT OF WHITE CITIZENS. HOWEVER, THE NEGRO FEELS HE WOULD LIKE TO BE MORE INFLUENTIAL. ANSWERS GIVEN BY WHITES INDICATED THAT 72 PERCENT REGARD NEGROES AS EQUAL TO WHITE IN INTELLIGENCE, BUT ONLY 50 PERCENT WANT INTEGRATED HOUSING. AS AGE INCREASED, WHITE CITIZEN PREJUDICE TOWARD NEGROES STEADILY INCREASED. WHITE CITIZENS WITH PRESCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN WERE THE LEAST PREJUDICED, AND THOSE WITH CHILDREN IN ALL-WHITE SCHOOLS WERE THE MOST PREJUDICED.
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Identifiers: OREGON; PORTLAND