Mcelroy, S. W., & Andrews, L. T. (2000). The Black Male and the U.S. Economy. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 569(1), 160-175.
This article examines the current status of black males in the U.S. economy. It emphasizes several positive aspects of the changing status of black males over time. The authors acknowledge that the social and economic conditions of black males in the United States are troubling in many respects. However, the objective of the article is to highlight the progress and achievements of black males. Most research on black males focuses solely on the problems and rarely documents the successes and accomplishments. Black males have made significant contributions to the U.S. economy. However, little attention has been paid in the literature to their achievements in education, their professional successes, and their positive community and family involvement.
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