ERIC Number: ED182413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
New Directions for Black Women?
McGuigan, Dorothy, Ed.
Newsletter, Center for Continuing Education of Women, vXI n1 Sum 1978
This collection of papers deals with various aspects of the black female experience in America. "The Black Woman in Transition" discusses the effects of sexism and racism on black women with particular reference to employment and education; it is noted that black women, in comparison with other groups in society, suffer a proportionately higher rate of unemployment and lay-offs, have more restricted fringe benefits, and are located in the most menial jobs. "Black Women and the Law: Equal Employment Opportunity" examines some problems in enforcing anti-discrimination legislation. "The Black Woman and Her Family in Economic Transition" explores changes within the black family with a particular focus on the changing status of the grandmother, the wife and mother, and the daughter over the last few generations. Excerpts are presented from two panel discussions: "Working Poor Female-Headed Households," and "Barriers and Strategies for Black Women in the World of Work." (Author/WP)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Continuing Education for Women.
Note: Selected papers and excerpts from panel discussions from the conference on the "Black Woman in Transition" (Ann Arbor, MI, March 17, 1978).