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A Question of Color: Thirty years after 'The Dream'

Number 12218
Subject Minorities
Source Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio)
State OH
Year 1993
Publication Date Feb. 28 - March 2; May 2-4; Aug. 22-24; Oct. 31 - Nov. 2; Dec. 26-29
Summary The Akron Beacon Journal reports that "Many whites are tired of hearing about it. Most blacks wish it would go away. All seem powerless to move it. Thirty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. described his dream of a colorblind America, race seems as huge and divisive a force as ever... We selected five areas where differences between blacks and whites in our community could be measured - overall attitudes, housing, education, economics and crime."
Category General
Pages 124
Keywords CAR race relations housing redlining discrimination desegregation racism religion white flight neighborhoods integration resegregation gentrification schools education separate but equal tax base racial divide cultural issues multicultural curriculum economic opportunity parity money jobs employment poverty violence crime home security fear suspicion criminal justice system drug dealers media
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