CULTURAL PARTICIPATION AND THE NEGRO.

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    • Abstract:
      In order to present quantitatively the theory of cultural participation, data are utilized on the relative participation of the Negro in the economic and educational fields. Economic data indicate a group becoming less rural; industrial and business fields are functioning more and more as channels of participation; the large proportion of Negroes are still on the lower rungs of the occupational ladder; the proportion of professional men and women is increasing. In both quantity and quality of education there is a definite lag behind the white group, but this lag is decreasing notably through reduction of illiteracy, increased attendance in elementary schools, and growth of high schools and colleges. The death-rates and morbidity figures indicate also a lesser degree of cultural participation of Negroes. There is a definite trend toward increased participation in the discoveries of science, which in turn affect ability to prevent, withstand, and counteract disease. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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