ERIC Number: ED185212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-2
Reference Count: 0
The Educational Process and Black on Black Crime.
Love, Ruth B.
Black on black crime reflects the behavior of people of poverty and powerlessness. It grows from a pathology of racism; a society which denies access and opportunity. Educational institutions can be essential instruments of change. Strategies to help enhance the lives and potential of black youth include: (1) provision for opportunity for success; (2) influencing natural leaders toward positive, constructive activities; (3) development of truancy reduction and re-entry programs; (4) stressing the importance of self-identity and self-worth as basic skills; (5) reduction of criminals on campus; (6) development of curricula on non-violent conflict resolution; (7) role modelling by positive achieving adults; (8) development of programs using streetworkers to counsel black youth and placement of social services within schools; and (9) service by adults as mentors or advocates for under-achieving, high potential youth. It is also important for the black community to mobilize its resources to combat black on black crime. White Americans must be convinced that affirmative action should be more than a verbal symbol. The challenge is to sustain our most precious natural resources, our children. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at workshop of the National Bar Association Conference on Black on Black Crime (Oakland, CA, February 2, 1980)