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ERIC Number: ED133664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
The Plight of Career Counseling for Blacks and Other Minorities: Issues and Concerns.
Moone, James C.
Career counseling and upward mobility for Blacks and other minorities in many cases is a myth. Among the major issues and concerns of the professional in this field is still racism in its subtle forms. The slogan of equality is plagued by the long years of injustices, and many Euro-Americans even today feel very little sympathy for Blacks, Native Americans, Puerto Ricans, and others. This psychological attitude prevents the career progression of minorities in our democratic society. Factors presenting problems in counseling Blacks (adults/young adults) and other minorities are personal problems, inadequate education, job discrimination, and low motivation and aspirations. For many minorities, the system during the past l0 years has failed them with "Great Society programs" and the "War on Poverty," the end result being frustration, bitterness, and despair. From l970 to the present, many programs designed for upward mobilizing minorities have yet to reach their objectives. Still further, Civil Rights laws of the l960's and early l970's are failing to make a major impact on the aforementioned conditions. As it stands now, considering the fiscal and economic state of the nation, minorities, regardless of education and training, will remain in job disarray, frustration, and discord until there is another domestic priority by local, state, and national officials. Admittedly, progress has been made for a few in the minority groups; but for the masses, "Sorry, Road Closed." (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document; Paper presented at Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Chicago, Illinois, April ll-l4, l976)