ERIC Number: ED346167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
African-American Males: A Demographic Study and Analysis.
Green, Robert L.; Wright, Denise L.
This paper examines the position of the African American male in three categories identified as critical indicators in assessing important sociological trends. For each of the following indicators, the report gives a general, comparative, and projective analysis: (1) economics and labor; (2) education; and (3) incarceration. The section on economics and labor looks at reasons for the rising disparity among groups and their present economic welfare using statistics from the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Department of Labor. The section on education addresses the historical context for controversy in education; elementary school, primary school, and secondary school education; 2-year versus 4-year institutions; and financial support for African Americans in higher education. Also included in this section is an analysis of the African American male in the educational system and the possible need for alternative schools for this population. The section on incarceration presents general data on the rate of incarceration nationwide as well as specifically for African American males. A conclusion summarizes the points made earlier, notes the many accomplishments and achievements of African American males, and describes the work still to be done. Included are 105 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Black Population Trends, Black Students, Blacks, Correctional Rehabilitation, Demography, Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Factors, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Labor Economics, Males, Racial Discrimination, Sociocultural Patterns
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
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