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ERIC Number: ED015963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 23
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Reference Count: 0
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THE URBAN NEGRO FAMILY.
DOUGLASS, JOSEPH H.
IN TRACING THE MOVEMENT OF THE NEGRO FAMILY TOWARD A MIDDLE-CLASS ORIENTATION AND TOWARD URBANIZATION, THIS ARTICLE NOTES THAT THE PATTERN IS BECOMING SIMILAR TO THAT OF THE GENERAL AMERICAN FAMILY. NEGROES HAVE LEFT THEIR SOUTHERN RURAL FARMS FOR BOTH SOUTHERN AND NORTHERN URBAN AREAS AND HAVE TENDED TO SETTLE IN THE INNER CORE OF THE LARGEST CITIES. IN THIS CONTEXT OF URBANIZATION THE ARTICLE DISCUSSES THE POPULATION CONCENTRATION, FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS, AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF THE NEGRO FAMILY. IT ALSO DESCRIBES EMPLOYMENT PATTERNS, INCOME, AND HOUSING PROBLEMS, AND REVIEWS SUCH SOCIAL ISSUES AS MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY, POVERTY, OLD AGE, AND THE ACCOMPANYING DEPENDENCE ON WELFARE ASSISTANCE. ONE SECTION OF THE ARTICLE OUTLINES THE WHOLE CONSTELLATION OF PROBLEMS DERIVED FROM THE DEVALUED RACIAL STATUS OF THE NEGRO--LOW SELF ESTEEM, DISRUPTED FAMILIES, BREAKDOWN OF STABLE RURAL TRADITIONS, AND SOCIALLY DEVIANT BEHAVIOR. IT CONCLUDES THAT, HOPEFULLY, THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION WILL ENABLE THE NEGRO TO ACCULTURATE AND INTEGRATE INTO THE AMERICAN MAINSTREAM AS HAVE OTHER ETHNIC GROUPS IN THE PAST. A BIBLIOGRAPHY ACCOMPANIES THIS ARTICLE. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN THE AMERICAN NEGRO REFERENCE BOOK. ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., PRENTICE-HALL, C1966. P.337-359. (NH)
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