The Covenant with Black America
Third World Press, 2006 - Political Science - 254 pages
Six years' worth of symposiums come together in this rich collection of essays that plot a course for African Americans, explaining how individuals and households can make changes that will immediately improve their circumstances in areas ranging from health and education to crime reduction and financial well-being. Addressing these pressing concerns are contributors Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. surgeon general; Wade Henderson, executive director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; Angela Glover Blackwell, founder of the research think tank PolicyLink; and Cornell West, professor of Religion at Princeton University. Each chapter outlines one key issue and provides a list of resources, suggestions for action, and a checklist for what concerned citizens can do to keep their communities progressing socially, politically, and economically. Though the African American community faces devastating social disparities—in which more than 8 million people live in poverty—this celebration of possibility, hope, and strength will help leaders and citizens keep Black America moving forward.
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For example, there are almost 44 million Americans who are uninsured.1 African
Americans and Hispanics are most likely to be uninsured as are American
Indians about whom we have less specific data at present. Thus, we must be ...
In Fresno and Santa Clara counties, Hispanic youths are five times, and black
youths three times, more likely to be arrested for curfew violations than are white
youths. Los Angeles authorities arrest Hispanic and black youths for curfew ...
The net worth of white, non-Hispanic families grew on average from $274,800 to
$482,900. Average nonwhite wealth increased from only $95,800 to $1 15,500.
The mean wealth of African American families increased from $59,400 to
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Establishing A System of Public Education In Which
Correcting The System Of Unequal Justice
Fostering Accountable CommunityCentered Policing
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