black studies 129

black studies 129 - Newspaper Article Zenitha Princes...

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Newspaper Article Zenitha Prince’s article, “Great Gathering Promises Concrete Solutions,” from Afro-American Red Star , talks about the meeting of three Black Methodist churches to address Black concerns and to come with a firm action plan to resolve those concerns. This article deals with the high incarceration rates of African-American young people, especially Black males. Many of the church leaders said that “Black males are becoming an endangered species, their numbers whittled away by violence, drugs, incarceration, and other social ills.” This article compares the plight of African-American males today to that of the civil rights movement. Many social barometers were named, in which Blacks fare most negatively. Others blamed Black adults for not setting the right examples for their children, who end up being incarcerated. This meeting of the churches hopes to come with some concrete solutions, to solve the socio-economic problems that are present within the Black community. Many
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2010 for the course BL ST 129 taught by Professor Hernandez during the Spring '10 term at UCSB.

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