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ERIC Number: ED002348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Nov
Pages: 22
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THE NEGRO IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY.
Community Relations Educational Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
BASIC PROBLEMS OF POPULATION GROWTH, HOUSING SEGREGATION, SUBSTANDARD HOUSING, DWELLING UNIT POPULATION DENSITY, EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, AND THE ATTITUDE OF THE NEGRO ARE PRESENTED. THE INCREASE IN NONWHITE POPULATION IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY BETWEEN 1950 AND 1960 WAS 113.7 PERCENT. MOST NONWHITES, 93.7 PERCENT, LIVE IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT, THEY LIVE IN SUBSTANDARD HOUSING THAT COSTS MORE THAN THE WHITE POPULATION PAYS FOR STANDARD HOUSING. PATTERNS OF MINORITY GROUP GROWTH AND POPULATION DENSITY ARE SHOWN. THERE IS NO DE JURE SCHOOL DESEGREGATION IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY, BUT THE PATTERNS OF HOUSING HAVE RESULTED IN A HIGH DEGREE OF DE FACTO SEGREGATION. RELATIVELY FEW NEGRO TEACHERS WERE HIRED PRIOR TO 1960. THE NEGRO IS CONFRONTED WITH THE TRADITIONAL PATTERN OF DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT. NEGROES OFTEN WORK IN POSITIONS FOR WHICH THEY ARE OVER QUALIFIED BY EDUCATION. NEGRO STUDENTS WHO ARE CONVINCED THAT EDUCATION WILL NOT PROVIDE THEM WITH EQUALITY, BECOME INSUFFICIENTLY MOTIVATED TO CONTINUE SCHOOLING. THE RESENTMENTS AND GRIEVANCES AGAINST INJUSTICES HAVE BEEN BROUGHT OUT IN THE OPEN IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA, PARTLY THROUGH A MEETING ON JUNE 6, 1963, BETWEEN NEGRO AND CAUCASIAN LEADERS. REMARKS OF SPOKESMEN FROM THE NEGRO COMMUNITY SERVE AS A GAUGE OF THE NEGRO TEMPER AND MOOD, AND AS A GUIDE FOR REMEDYING THE SPECIFIC GRIEVENCES WHICH THEY FEEL MOST DEEPLY. EFFORT ON THE PART OF ALL SEGMENTS OF THE COMMUNITY ARE REQUIRED TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS.
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Authoring Institution: Community Relations Educational Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: California (Los Angeles)