ERIC Number: ED079440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Knowing and Understanding the Socially Disadvantaged Ethnic Minority Groups.
Webster, Staten W.
This collection of essays deals with those ethnic minority groups which can be classified as being among the socially disadvantaged in America. Here, the socially disadvantaged are described as persons or groups whose chances for the complete maximization of their talents or potentials are limited by societal factors related to poverty and/or race, caste, or class attitudes and practices. Herein are discussed five non-Anglo ethnic minority groups. These groups have been selected primarily because of two reasons: (1) They are the largest and most identifiable of our socially disadvantaged minority groups; and (2) these are the groups whose quests for social justice have and continue to have significant importance for all Americans. The groups covered are black Americans, Mexican Americans, Puerto Rican Americans, American Indians, and Japanese and Chinese Americans. The book is divided into four sections; each section begins with a brief introduction, followed by a photo-illustrated interview, which took place between the editor and a person who was a member of the group treated in that section. The author hopes that the sections in this book will help readers become more knowledgeable of the backgrounds, problems, and life-styles of selected ethnic minority groups. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Black Culture, Blacks, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Origins, Ethnic Studies, Family Characteristics, Family Structure, Group Unity, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Puerto Rican Culture, Puerto Ricans, Self Concept, Social Characteristics, Spanish Culture
International Testbook Co., Scranton, Pa. 18515 ($7.50)
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