ERIC Number: ED102280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
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Racial Discimination in the United States.
Pettigrew, Thomas F., Ed.
This book is organized in six parts. The Introduction opens with a brief historical perspective by W.E.B. DuBois. The trends of social research in racial discrimination are chronicled in the second selection. Part 2 begins our analysis with an indepth look at housing discrimination. Part 3 applies this analysis of housing to discrimination in employment, education, and income. The first selections show how housing segregation in the central city relates to unemployment and underemployment. Next, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights provides us with documented evidence of how job discrimination is practiced against blacks even by state and local governments. The final two selections on employment make use of modern computer methodology on refined census data. Two selections on education follow. Part 3 closes with two selections on income. Discrimination in both the administration of justice and in political power are the focus of Part 4. Part 4 concludes with a summary article which compares changes over the past generation not only in the status dimensions of income, education, and occupation but in such matters as mortality and marital conditions. Part 5 reminds us that there is a tragic human cost of racial discrimination. The book closes with a discussion of proposed remedies. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Anthologies, Civil Rights, Economic Opportunities, Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Housing Discrimination, Political Power, Racial Attitudes, Racial Discrimination, Social Action, Social Change, Social Problems, Social Sciences, United States History
Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022 ($6.95, paper)
Publication Type: Books
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Note: Readers in Social Problems Series