ERIC Number: ED045266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Thoughts on Diversity and Community in the Southwest with All Due Respect.
Brown, Willie L., Jr.; And Others
The authors of the 4 essays presented in this document expressing minority viewpoints are members of the Southwest Intergroup Relations Council, an organization established to highlight, through publication, problems of the minorities of the Southwest. The first entry, "Blacks, Browns, and Reds--Colors Far Apart," points out the rift between Blacks, Mexican Americans, and Indians as a result of the struggle for power in organizations and for control of Federal programs. The second article, "E Pluribus Unum: La Raza," takes a historical look at the plight of Mexican Americans who, as "original" owners of the land in the Southwest, are now deposed and have been forced to an image of a people in dire need of social and cultural rehabilitation. The essay "Indian and Other Tribes" presents the Indian viewpoint regarding the integrationist's theory of the melting pot as being applied to the Indian without regard to existing rights of tribes as sovereign communities. "Patterns of American Prejudice" is a report on a major study of contemporary anti-Semitism in the United States. The final essay, "Thoughts on the Dominant American," discusses the social science and literature of America being redundantly concerned with the fates and fortunes of the minorities while the social consciousness of the dominant American needs to be reassessed. (EL)
Descriptors: American Indians, Blacks, Cultural Pluralism, Education, Mexican American Education, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Nationalism, Power Structure, Racial Attitudes, Self Concept, Social Attitudes, Social Discrimination, Socioeconomic Status
Southwest Intergroup Relations Council, Inc., 1503 Guadalupe - Suite 206, Austin, Texas 78701 ($1.00; bulk rates on request)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Intergroup Relations Council, Inc., Austin, TX.