A Time to Listen ... a Time to Act: Voices from the Ghettos of the Nation's Cities; [a Report]

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1967 - African Americans - 133 pages

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Page 125 - During the performance of this contract, the contractor agrees as follows: "(1) The contractor will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, or national origin. The contractor will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin.
Page 132 - If a neighborhood is to retain stability, it is necessary that properties shall continue to be occupied by the same social and racial classes.
Page 95 - The children of these disillusioned colored pioneers inherited the total lot of their parents — the disappointments, the anger. To add to their misery, they had little hope of deliverance. For where does one run to when he's already in the promised land?
Page 119 - ... generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely ever to be undone. Social and economic separation compound the educational obstacles of racial segregation in many schools today. The deficiencies of the slum school are further aggravated by a widespread belief that the intellectual capability of most slum children is too limited to allow much education. As a result standards are lowered to meet the level the child...
Page 102 - Hearings before the Subcommittee on Executive Reorganization of the Senate Committee on Government Operations (Washington : Government Printing Office, 1967), pp.
Page 114 - ... which he feels has turned its back upon him. Welfare does not change this. It provides the necessities of life, but adds nothing to a man's stature, nor relieves the frustrations that grow. In short, the price for public assistance is loss of human dignity. The welfare program that provides for his children is administered so that it injures his position as the head of his household, because aid is supplied with less restraint to a family headed by a woman, married or unmarried. Thus, the unemployed...
Page 104 - Our investigation has brought into clear focus the fact that the inadequate and costly public transportation currently existing throughout the Los Angeles area seriously restricts the residents of the disadvantaged areas such as south central Los Angeles. This lack of adequate transportation handicaps them in seeking and holding jobs, attending schools, shopping and fulfilling other needs.1 The McCone Commission, therefore, recommended that public transit services in Los Angeles be expanded and subsidized.
Page 104 - Parcel #330 was purchased in 1935. "You know the neighborhood has really changed terribly since we moved in here. At first it was mostly German and Jewish, and the police in the city took care of things. No trucks parked overnight in the streets and no noise or anything like that. Now there is mostly Negro and they don't seem to come any more. If you complain they want to put you in jail. — Many of the owners here would like to stay, but the neighborhood is run down so that most of them sell just...

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