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ERIC Number: ED156776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 367
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Protest, Politics, and Prosperity: Black Americans and White Institutions, 1940-75.
Newman, Dorothy K.; And Others
In this scholarly, heavily researched book, selected examples from United States' social and economic institutions are used to analyze how black Americans have made progress or have been thwarted in achieving it since the 1940's. Among the topics discussed are the economy, public policy and black employment, the black economic struggle, employment opportunities, jobs, education, segregation in civil service jobs, housing and prejudice, black health status, the income security system, and wealth, power, and race. Blacks are still prevented from achieving full representation in the government's major decisions. These decisions involve the conduct of domestic commerce, international relations, the control and distribution of natural resources, and, especially, the whole area of human needs. Blacks remain almost wholly at the mercy of political policies and strategies designed by and for the majority of the American population. Their most influential weapon has been constant vigilance and protest. The greatest power blacks have over public policy is in their numbers in the places where they make up a majority of the electorate. (Author/AM)
Pantheon Books, 20l East Fiftieth Street, New York, New York 10022 ($4.95)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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