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4. Summarize the dual mobility trends or schism in Black America in the last 35 years. For example, note income and occupation trends as factors in the growth of the Black middle class. Distinguish between wealth and income gains and not reasons for this discrepancy. Discuss also the downward mobility story including reasons for joblessness, class isolation and the increase in female headed households. Lecture and “When Work Disappears” article in Reader. There is a schism in Black America I. Up and down pattern a) Upward mobility —1/3 made striking gains from 1960-2000 (40years upward mobility) i. Symbol of black success ii. High salary/power status iii. Supreme court justices, attorneys, surgeons, entertainers, managers iv. Tom Bradley, mayor of L.A. for 2 terms v. Condoleezza Rice vi. 1960-2000 change of the middle class 1. 1960s a) Feeding off the black community(serving the black people) b) Very few- outside the community, worked in unskilled and domestic jobs 2. 2000 a) 4 structural changes i. Out of the rural south into industrial areas- a lot of automobile companies hired blacks ii. Civil rights movement- protested the
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