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Languishing in Inequality: Racial Disparities in Wealth and Earnings in the New Millennium

Citation

Darity, William A., Jr. & Myers, Samuel L., Jr. (2000). Languishing in Inequality: Racial Disparities in Wealth and Earnings in the New Millennium. In Jackson, James S. (Ed.), New Directions: African Americans in a Diversifying Nation (pp. 86-118). Washington: National Policy Association.

Abstract

"New Directions" presents significant and timely data on eight topical areas as well as thought-provoking recommendations for eliminating racial disparities and promoting greater awareness of the complexities arising from America's new diversity. Beginning with a review of current demographic data and an analysis of public attitudes on race and other policy issues, the study addresses income and wealth, education, health, family structure, politics, and criminal justice. It finds that the increasing diversity within the African American population indicates both progress and continuing challenges in each area. The study discusses the potential of several models of intergroup collaboration and the pitfalls of competition as all sectors of society seek to obtain the benefits of America's growing prosperity.

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

New Directions: African Americans in a Diversifying Nation

Author(s)

Darity, William A., Jr.
Myers, Samuel L., Jr.

Editor(s)

Jackson, James S.

Year Published

2000

Pages

86-118

Publisher

National Policy Association

City of Publication

Washington

Reference ID

2298