ERIC Number: ED128522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan-28
Reference Count: 0
The State of Black America, 1976.
Jordan, Vernon E., Jr.
This report contains the National Urban League's statistics on the state of black America. The areas addressed are: the economy, employment, housing, health, education, legislation, crime, and social welfare. By any of the accepted indicators of progress-employment, housing, education, etc.--many of the gains blacks made over the past decade were either wiped out or badly eroded in 1975, and the portents for the future are not encouraging. The report is replete with facts that support the league's contention that 1975 was most destructive to black progress. In addition to the moral failures underscored, the report reveals unwholesome social policy trends. Basically, the Nation'sunwillingness to face up to the seriousness of the problems that years of racism have created, and the unwillingness to deal with those problems with the intensity and commitment their solution demands is emphasized. The report concludes with a number of recommendations that the American people should seriously consider in addressing the problems that are cited. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Urban League, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: Statement at "The State of Black America" Press Conference (Washington, D.C. January 28, 1976)