ERIC Number: ED284945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The State of Black America 1987.
Dewart, Janet, Ed.
This book consists of 12 papers on current issues affecting black Americans. Titles (and authors) are the following: (1) "Black America 1986: An Overview" (John E. Jacob); (2) "The Law and Black Americans: Retreat from Civil Rights" (Julius L. Chambers); (3) "Taking Charge: An Approach to Making the Educational Problems of Blacks Comprehensible and Manageable" (Sharon P. Robinson); (4) "The Future of School Desegregation" (Charles V. Willie); (5) "Economic Status of Blacks 1986" (David Swinton); (6) "Blacks, Budgets, and Taxes: Assessing the Impact of Budget Deficit Reduction and Tax Reform on Blacks" (Lenneal J. Henderson); (7) "Black Families in a Changing Society" (Andrew Billingsley); (8) "Social Welfare Reform" (Barbara Bryant Solomon); (9) "The Black Underclass in Perspective" (Douglas Glasgow); (10) "Drug Use: Special Implications for Black America" (Beny J. Primm); (11) "AIDS: A Special Report" (Beny J. Primm); (12) "Blacks in State and Local Government: Progress and Constraints" (Georgia A. Persons). A concluding section offers ten Urban League recommendations for reform of programs and activities addressing the following: racism, civil rights, affirmative action, full employment, social welfare reform, education, health, housing, legislation and advocacy, and the responsibility of black America. Notes on authors are included, as well as a chronology of 1986 events of particular interest to blacks, and an appended article, "A Profile of the Black Unemployed" by Billy J. Tidwell. Extensive footnotes complete the document. (KH)
Descriptors: Black Family, Blacks, Civil Rights, Drug Abuse, Economic Opportunities, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Health, Political Issues, Racial Relations, School Desegregation, Socioeconomic Status, Unemployment, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
National Urban League, 500 East 62nd St., New York, NY 10021 ($18.00).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Urban League, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: For related document, see ED 265 232.