The Conservation of Human Resources Project has interviewed 120 Negro young men in high school and college. They belong to...

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THE MIDDLE-CLASS NEGRO IN TEE WHITE MAN'S WORLD

The Conservation of Human Resources Project has interviewed 120 Negro young men in high school and college. They belong to the Negro middle class, reaping the lion's share of new opportunities. How ranch do racial factors influence their plans? The answers: these students--who talk. the Jargon of ""horizons"" and ""advantages""--quite realistically downplay their race in this regard. They are preoccupied with personal success in school (advanced degrees) and Jobs (occupations their parents couldn't consider). They sound surprisingly unselfconscious about their ""black bourgeois"" status, show qualified approval of rather, than involvement with civil rights movements, never mention ""black power."" The interview excerpts are absorbing, but the study delivers far less than its title suggests.

Pub Date: Sept. 12, 1967

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1967