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A Message of Marginality: Black Youth, Alienation, and Unemployment


by Julia Wrigley 1982

This chapter focuses on the connections between high rates of unemployment and alienation among black youth. It will suggest that, rather than seeing joblessness as a product of alienation, black youth express high aspirations that are only gradually eroded as the realities of unemployment rates in the range of 30 to 40 percent hit home for them.


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This article originally appeared in NSSE Yearbook Vol. 81, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 83 Number 6, 1982, p. 226-257
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19123, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 5:45:15 AM

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  • Julia Wrigley
    University of California, Los Angeles
    JULIA WRIGLEY is a sociology professor at UCLA.
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