ERIC Number: ED344965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Democracy's Next Generation II: A Study of American Youth on Race.
People for the American Way, Washington, DC.
This report presents the results of a national study of American youth on relations between the races, particularly black-white relations. The study surveyed youth between the ages of 15 and 24 years in three parts: (1) a national telephone survey of 1,170 young people; (2) face-to-face, in-depth interviews with 78 additional young people nationwide; and (3) two focus groups with young whites--one group college-educated, the other not--in Raleigh, North Caorlina. The publication begins with a group portrait derived from the study of the children of the Civil Rights Era including a discussion of the racial divisions, hopeful trends among youth on race, and a vision of a new moral consensus on race. The second major part presents the study and its findings. After an introduction and executive summary, key findings are analyzed in the following eight sections: (1) social perspectives; (2) social values; (3) views of race relations in America; (4) race relations and personal interaction; (5) reactions to policy approaches; (6) voices of minority America; (7) voices of the white majority; and (8) the challenge of leadership in the 1990s. Appendices contain the following: a discussion of methodology, a copy of the filled-in questionnaire, focus group materials, and the questionnaire and an overview of the participants from the one-on-one interviews. Extensive tables and figures illustrate the report. (JB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Affirmative Action, Black Youth, Futures (of Society), Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Political Attitudes, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Racial Relations, Student Attitudes, Whites, Young Adults, Youth
People For the American Way, Suite 400, 2000 M St., NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($11.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Deer Creek Foundation, St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: People for the American Way, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: African Americans
Note: An abridged version, containing four sections (73 pages) of the computer report, is also available.