Negroes in the Economy

Archive Report

Importance of Negro's Economic Status

Link With Solution of Major Social Problems

The drive of the American Negro for an equal place in the sun is focused increasingly on economic goals. To the Negro today, civil rights mean first of all the right to earn as much and to live as well as the white man. The evidence is unmistakable that, as a group, he has not accomplished that objective. But is he catching up? Or is he catching up fast enough? Here the evidence is mixed, the conclusion uncertain. In some ways the pace seems rapid, in other ways discouragingly slow.

The question of how fast the Negro is advancing has obvious bearing on the aspirations of individual Negro citizens, but it is also of broader ...

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