By Thomas D Boston
This paintings brings jointly for the 1st time the guidelines, philosophies and interpretations of North America's major African American economists, demonstrating that racial inequality has had a major influence on African american citizens' day-by-day lives.
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In particular, Mississippi governor 23 ROBERT CHERRY James Vardaman cited Willcox’s work to support his view that suffrage and education should be withheld from African Americans. As Aldrich notes, Although objecting to Vardaman’s shrillness and his conclusion that education and suffrage for blacks should be restricted, Willcox agreed with h i s b a s i c p r e m i s e t h a t [ N eg r o ] c r i m e p a rt l y s t e m m e d f r o m r a c i a l characteristics. This and several other incidents such as his introduction to Tillinghast’s work and the role which he played in the Census Bureaus decision not to collect lynching statistics .
Wilson in his work The Truly Disadvantaged. Wilson (1987) emphasizes the debilitating pathologies present in inner city African American communities. These pathological problems are exemplified by the explosion of female-headed households, teenage out-of-wedlock pregnancies and violent criminal behavior. While Wilson blames past racial discrimination and the lack of male employment for providing an environment in which these dysfunctional behaviors are nurtured, he criticizes those who blind themselves to the massive internal inadequacies present within African American communities.
Journal Econ Lit. 26: 1098–1115. Southern, David (1987) Gunnar Myrdal and Black-White Relations, Baton Range: Louisiana State University Press. Steinberg, Stephen (1981) The Ethnic Myth, New York: Antheum. Tillinghast, John (1902) “The Negro in Africa and America,” AEA Publications, 3rd Series 3: 401–638. Valentine, Charles (1968) Culture and Poverty, Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. ” In The Black Youth Employment Crisis, ed. by Richard Freeman and Harry Holzer, 301–46. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.