ERIC Number: ED349358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Cause for Alarm: The Condition of Black and Latino Males in New York City.
Stafford, Walter; And Others
This report documents the problems of Black and Latino males in New York City by assembling a broad range of data regarding the connections between the City's Black and Latino men and its social and economic institutions. The report draws primarily on data from federal surveys and administrative data from New York City and New York State agencies. Data were also collected from 5 focus groups convened of 8 to 12 young males between the ages of 12 and 19 years from various backgrounds. The report is divided into the following five sections: (1) employment; (2) education; (3) health/social welfare; (4) criminal justice; and (5) family. Each section provides a brief historical overview of how policymakers have dealt with Black and Latino males in order to help clarify the context and evolution of the current problem. Following the historical review, current data are presented and interpreted. Also included are highlights of the focus groups. Findings concern the following topics: (1) most problems are directly attributable to historical and current underrepresentation in good jobs; (2) lack of equal education; (3) health and welfare problems as a result of high rates of unemployment; (4) high rates of arrest and incarceration; and (5) lack of current research on Black and Latino families or men. Contains 14 figures, 1 table, 1 appendix with 9 tables, and 32 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Blacks, Correctional Rehabilitation, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Family Life, Hispanic Americans, Males, Racial Discrimination, Urban Problems, Urban Youth, Welfare Services, Well Being
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; New York Community Trust, NY.; United Way of Tri-State, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)