ERIC Number: ED217116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Confronting Racial Isolation in Miami.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
This report presents the findings of research and public hearings on the development of racial isolation in Miami, Florida. Maintaining that Miami's black community is isolated from the city as a whole, and that the sense of black isolation and frustration precipitated the civil disturbances in Miami in May of 1980, the report examines the causes of black alienation and the role of public and private leadership in correcting the situation. Identified as a major influence in the development of racial alienation is the urban renewal program which pushed large numbers of blacks out of their traditional neighborhoods and into isolated and severely deteriorated areas. Other manifestations of black isolation include high unemployment and a lack of access to job training and advancement, adequate housing, the justice system, and equal educational opportunities among the city's black and minority population. It is concluded that solving Miami's problems requires a coordinated effort of public and private sectors to eliminate the underlying causes of racial isolation. Such efforts, it is maintained, should be directed toward dropout prevention; maximum school desegregation; efficient vocational and bilingual instruction; improved housing conditions; affirmative action in employment; and provision of greater access to the juvenile justice system and related services. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Black Community, Blacks, Community Characteristics, Community Programs, Delinquency, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Discrimination, Federal Programs, Hispanic Americans, Housing Needs, Public Policy, Racial Discrimination, School Desegregation, Unemployment, Urban Demography, Urban Problems, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Dade County Public Schools FL; Florida (Miami); Juvenile Justice System