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Black Youth


by Doris Y. Wilkinson — 1975

By virtue of the socioeconomic conditions of the black ghetto, black youth must enter manhood or womanhood much sooner than middle-class whites and blacks. This observation is also applicable to lower-class white youth and youth of other racial aggregations. Especially pertinent here are the consequences of holding positions as racial minorities in our multiethnic and racial stratification system. Such occupancy means that aspirations of Afro-American, Chicano, Puerto Rican, and American Indian youth in particular will be quite distinct from those of ethnic youth who identify and/or are aligned along status lines with the politically dominant adult sector.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 74, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 76 Number 5, 1975, p. 285-305
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19324, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 3:15:54 AM

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  • Doris Wilkinson
    University of Kentucky
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    DORIS Y. WILKINSON is a professor at the University of Kentucky.
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