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ERIC Number: ED344965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 172
Abstractor: N/A
Democracy's Next Generation II: A Study of American Youth on Race.
People for the American Way, Washington, DC.
This report presents the results of a national study of American youth on relations between the races, particularly black-white relations. The study surveyed youth between the ages of 15 and 24 years in three parts: (1) a national telephone survey of 1,170 young people; (2) face-to-face, in-depth interviews with 78 additional young people nationwide; and (3) two focus groups with young whites--one group college-educated, the other not--in Raleigh, North Caorlina. The publication begins with a group portrait derived from the study of the children of the Civil Rights Era including a discussion of the racial divisions, hopeful trends among youth on race, and a vision of a new moral consensus on race. The second major part presents the study and its findings. After an introduction and executive summary, key findings are analyzed in the following eight sections: (1) social perspectives; (2) social values; (3) views of race relations in America; (4) race relations and personal interaction; (5) reactions to policy approaches; (6) voices of minority America; (7) voices of the white majority; and (8) the challenge of leadership in the 1990s. Appendices contain the following: a discussion of methodology, a copy of the filled-in questionnaire, focus group materials, and the questionnaire and an overview of the participants from the one-on-one interviews. Extensive tables and figures illustrate the report. (JB)
People For the American Way, Suite 400, 2000 M St., NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($11.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Deer Creek Foundation, St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: People for the American Way, Washington, DC.