ERIC Number: ED293951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Young, Black, and Male In America: An Endangered Species.
Gibbs, Jewelle Taylor, Ed.; And Others
This book evolved out of a presentation on the psychosocial problems of black adolescents and youth at a colloquium jointly sponsored by the Bay Area Black United Fund and the School of Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley in the Spring of 1982. The problems of black inner-city males are so severe that society tends to ignore them; increasing numbers of black youth are unemployed, unskilled, and unproductive. Too much emphasis has been put on "blaming the victims" for the consequences of over three centuries of discrimination, deprivation, and denial of equal opportunity. This book is an attempt to redress the balance by presenting a comprehensive, interdisciplinary perspective on the major social and economic problems of young black males in America. The following chapters (and their authors) are included: (1) Young Black Males in America: Endangered, Embittered, and Embattled (Jewelle Taylor Gibbs); (2) The Education and Achievement of Young Black Males (Rodney J. Reed); (3) Employment and Unemployment of Young Black Males (Tom E. Larson); (4) Delinquency Among Black Male Youth (Richard Dembo); (5) Young Black Males and Substance Abuse (Ann F. Brunswick); (6) Teenage Fatherhood: Issues Confronting Young Black Males (Michael E. Connor); (7) Health and Mental Health of Young Black Males (Jewelle Taylor Gibbs); (8) The New Morbidity: Homicide, Suicide, Accidents, and Life-Threatening Behaviors (Jewelle Taylor Gibbs); (9) The Impact of Public Policy on the Status of Young Black Males (Barbara Solomon); and (10) Conclusions and Recommendations (Jewelle Taylor Gibbs). Separate references are included for each chapter. An index is included. (BJV)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Behavior Problems, Black Attitudes, Black Culture, Black Employment, Black Population Trends, Black Youth, Delinquency, Delinquency Causes, Drug Abuse, Early Parenthood, Emotional Problems, Employment Problems, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Inner City, Males, Public Policy, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Self Destructive Behavior, Social Problems, Suicide, Unemployment, Urban Environment, Urban Problems, Urban Youth, Youth Problems
Auburn House Publishing Company, 14 Dedham Street, Dover, MA 02030 ($28.95--hardcover; $17.95--paperback).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
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