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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Blacks make up 43.9 percent of the state and federal prison populations but only
12.3 percent of the U.S. population. Latinos constitute 12.6 percent of the
country's population, and yet they are 18.3 percent of the prison population.
There were 98,000 African Americans incarcerated in 1954, and 288,800 in 1984
, as compared to the 910,000 in prison or jail today. The black prison population
grew by 300 percent from 1954 to 1984; from 1954 to today, it has increased by ...
About one in every 265 whites is incarcerated in local, state, or federal prison. By
contrast, of the 36 million African Americans in this nation, almost one million of
them are in prison; that is about one in every 36 black people who is behind bars
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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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