The Impact of Macro Social Systems on Ethnic Minorities in the United States

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Alfred Abioseh Jarrett
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000 - Social Science - 278 pages

Governmental social institutions are responsible for major policy decisions that deeply affect our everyday lives. This edited collection analyzes the effects of the main macro-social systems--law and politics, economic development, education, social welfare, health, mental health, transportation, housing, and religion--on the lives of African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans. The contributors, who are experts with the particular fields they address, reveal that macro-social systems are characterized by widespread, severe discrimination in the form of laws, attitudes, and behaviors towards ethnic minorities. Their analyses, which include both historical and contemporary perspectives, are accompanied by suggestions for policy measures aimed at improving the lives of ethnic minorities.

 

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Contents

Introduction Alfred A Jarrett
1
Law and Politics Charles Humphrey
13
Economic and Manpower Development Robert O Washington
37
Education Carol Camp Yeakey
55
Social Welfare Roosevelt Wright Jr and James W Callicutt
71
Health Marian A Aguilar
95
Mental Health Mel Henry
121
Transportation Constance Jordan Wilson
147
Religion Andrew W Edwards
228
List of Contributors
278
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About the author (2000)

ALFRED A. JARRETT is the chair of planning and Administration Sequence in the Graduate Social Work Program at Alabama A&M University./e His research focuses on policy formation, policy analysis, planning, program design evaluation and implementation, technology transfer, and diversity. He is the author of four books and several book chapters and journal articles.

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