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ERIC Number: ED075531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 283
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Beyond Black and White.
Comer, James P.
Black and white conflict is a by-product of a more basic problem: the failure of this society to develop a social system that enables all people to meet their basic human needs at a reasonable level. Until this is done, we will not be able to move beyond black and white. The underlying problem is related to a sudden acceleration of human history which at one and the same time enabled man to solve many problems and created new ones that he had never faced before and was ill-prepared to solve. Each stage of scientific and technological development required greater social and skill development of children. Such development in children requires stability and support from families, schools, and other developmental institutions in the society. A job or an income sufficient to meet the basic needs of the family is the major ingredient of family stability. But a job or income is not enough. Adults must feel that they are preparing their children for full and fair participation in their society. Human beings react to a sense of rejection and valuelessness in ways that are harmful to themselves, their children, and their society. Apathy, depression, drugs, alcoholism, and other troublesome behavior are the result. Increasingly the reaction is against the society--the apparent rejecter. (Author/JM)
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