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ERIC Number: ED139891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 33
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The Demise of Black People in a White America: The Perpetuation of Economic Racism.
Willhelm, Sidney M.
This paper provides an assessment of socioeconomic and political trends during the 1970's. The data support those scholars who predicted that the the socioeconomic condition of blacks would deteriorate in the sixties and early seventies. Evidence shown indicates that a combination of racism and economics supports an educational system that is not only divided along racial lines but is economically debilitating for black education. Key economic indicators also portend serious difficulties for blacks. There is a resurgence of poverty stricken households among black families. The number of poor blacks increased by 600,000 between 1969 and 1972, while white poverty declined by 500,000. Housing for blacks continues to deteriorate, while the population density for blacks, unlike whites, worsened considerably during the 1960's. Black unemployment has risen throughout the nation. Official statistics show that the black rate still persists at twice the pace for whites. Another area of deterioration for black people is health. This composite summary gives evidence of the decline of the black living standard. It is suggested that the black minority in the U.S. is heading towards extermination by the white majority. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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