African-American Political Economy Essay by The Research Group

African-American Political Economy
Discusses obstacles to development (racism, dependence, inferior jobs) and requirements for improvement (government involvement and community development).
# 22468 | 1,800 words | 11 sources | 1995 | US

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"Although social scientists generally acknowledge the continued growth of the black political economy, almost all agree that much improvement is needed. The primary beneficiaries of occupational gains have been higher skilled, higher educated blacks, thus creating an impoverished black underclass languishing in inner city ghettoes. Also, blacks lag far behind their white counterparts in the accumulation of income-producing wealth, an important determinant of prosperity. Only a long-term, comprehensive commitment to economic development in black communities can improve the position of African Americans in mainstream society.

Hogan defines a political economy as "a human population undergoing the act of social reproduction, over a protracted period of time, under a set of rules promulgated and enforced by ..."

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