ERIC Number: ED025816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Public Recreation and the Negro. A Study of Participation and Administrative Practices.
This study is concerned with the participation by Negroes in public recreation programs in 24 suburban communities in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and the five boroughs of New York City. It is a broadly descriptive study of the activities in which Negroes of all ages participate, as well as of administrative practices and problems surrounding their participation, as seen by the white recreation administrators. Negroes tend to dominate track and field, swimming, basketball, and boxing; whites dominate tennis, golf and archery. Social class distinctions blur the racial distinctions throughout the study. Negroes are strong in some music, drama, and dance, but are only lightly represented in programs for the handicapped. They use inexpensive and unstructured facilities over and above the more costly. Young Negroes far outnumber adolescents and adults. Teams and groups are nearly all segregated unless intentionally integrated. White withdrawal often accompanies Negro participation. (BP)
Descriptors: Black Youth, Blacks, Community Recreation Programs, Racial Discrimination, Racial Integration, Racial Relations, Recreational Facilities, Recreational Programs
Center for Urban Education, 105 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016 ($0.25).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)