ERIC Number: ED047069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Barriers to Employability of Non-White Workers. Final Report.
Howard, Lawrence; And Others
This study is an attempt to examine barriers to employment and educational opportunity for black Americans in situations where social justice might be thought to prevail, the authors electing to investigate racial attitudes and behavior in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Attention is focused on youth, public schools, and Milwaukee Voluntary Equal Employment Opportunity Council firms; ideas that blacks and whites have about themselves and each other are explored. The major hypothesis is that educators, social scientists, and businessmen will conceptualize racial problems in a way that: (1) makes blacks responsible for their inferior and disenfranchised position in society; and (2) leads to the proposal of "solutions" to social problems that cannot possibly be implemented and has no relationship to existing institutions. Chapter II provides a general description of Milwaukee and a detailed account of employment and educational problems of blacks. Chapter III discusses the problems of the study and hypotheses developed. Chapter IV describes the design and methodology of the study. Chapter V and VI report on the barriers to equal employment opportunities. Chapter VII describes the effort to develop a plausible educational alternative that confronts barriers to employment. Chapter VIII is a summary of findings, which are considered to have confirmed the major hypothesis. [Appendix B may not be clearly legible in hard copy reproduction.] (Author/RJ)
Descriptors: Black Attitudes, Black Community, Black Stereotypes, Black Youth, Educational Problems, Employment Problems, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Majority Attitudes, Public Education, Racial Attitudes, Racial Discrimination, Racial Relations, Research Methodology, Self Concept, Social Bias
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin; Wisconsin (Milwaukee)