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Social and Psychological Considerations in the Study of the Socially Disadvantaged

by Abraham J. Tannenbaum - 1967

Over the years, Americans with little wealth, power, and prestige have been tagged with such interchangeable labels as socially (or culturally) "disadvantaged," "depressed," "deprived," "disinherited," "disenfranchised," "alienated," "underprivileged,'' and ''handicapped." These euphemisms connote a tradition of public sympathy for the underdog, perhaps even some embarrassment over his plight. More recently, however, passive good will has given way to a nearmilitant crusade to banish intergroup inequity and to affirm intergroup equality.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 66, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 68 Number 9, 1967, p. 40-63
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19676, Date Accessed: 1/26/2022 12:50:02 PM

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  • Abraham Tannenbaum
    Teachers College, Columbia University
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