ERIC Number: ED331897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The State of Black America 1989.
Dewart, Janet, Ed.
This compilation of 10 reports reviews the socioeconomic status of African Americans in the United States in 1989. The following topics are discussed: (1) the National Urban League's "Parity 2000" initiative, designed to secure parity between blacks and whites by the end of the century; (2) economic status; (3) family problems; (4) childhood needs; (5) fair housing; (6) parity and political empowerment; (7) higher education; (8) the black church; (9) cultural diversity; and (10) drugs. The following federal policy recommendations are outlined: (1) improve race relations; (2) develop a viable, self-sustaining economic base in the black community; (3) expand educational programs for preschool children and elementary and secondary school students; (4) ensure health insurance coverage and access to care for the poor, the elderly, and the disadvantaged, including new strategies to combat Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS); (5) increase political empowerment through voter registration; (6) ensure adequate funding for job training and employment programs and increase the minimum wage; (7) provide affordable housing; (8) enact a comprehensive child care plan; (9) appoint judges with a record of racial fairness; and (10) enact stronger sanctions against South Africa. Brief biographies of the authors are included. Statistical data are presented on 33 tables. A chronology of events promoting black issues in 1988 and a list of 412 notes and references are appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Black Education, Black Employment, Black Family, Black Power, Black Youth, Blacks, Childhood Needs, Church Role, Health Needs, Public Policy, Quality of Life, Racial Differences, Research Reports, Social Problems, Socioeconomic Status
National Urban League Publications, 500 East 62nd Street, New York, NY 10021 ($19.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: National Urban League, Inc., New York, NY.