ERIC Number: ED231891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The State of Black Philadelphia 1982.
Lewis, Claude, Ed.; Perry, Carrolle, Ed.
The articles in this report describe current social conditions of blacks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and examine how government policies can affect such conditions. Brenda Maisha Jefferson Jackson discusses black housing opportunities and the negative impact of racial discrimination, political powerlessness, and economics on these opportunities. Carl E. Singley examines crime as a political issue, the impact of crime on blacks, and black support of anti-crime proposals. Jean E. Moore considers black attendance and faculty representation in institutions of higher education, reviews programs that extend blacks' educational opportunities, and presents recommendations for increasing black access to higher education. Willie F. Johnson explores youth employment and underscores the need for continued government intervention to increase youth employment opportunities. Elmer Smith examines the distorted image of blacks depicted in the media. Thaddeus P. Mathis discusses potentially disastrous effects of government budget cuts and developments in Philadelphia politics on the black community. John P. Fernandez discusses the Reagan administration's conservative stand on affirmative action, and presents recommendations for greater affirmative action in Philadelphia. Finally, Beverly Harper describes poor conditions for business in Philadelphia, and explores how the government and private sector can be involved in developing business opportunities in the city. (MJL)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Black Attitudes, Blacks, Business, Crime, Employment Opportunities, Enrollment, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, High Schools, Higher Education, Housing Opportunities, Mass Media Effects, Politics, Public Policy, Racial Discrimination, State Programs, Youth Employment
Urban League of Philadelphia, 1930 Chestnut Street, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19103 ($3.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban League of Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)