African Americans at Risk: Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice

Editor/Author Starks, Glenn L.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Greenwood

Single-User Purchase Price: $189.00
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ISBN: 978-1-4408-0075-7
Category: Social Sciences - Ethnic Studies
Book Status: Available
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This title examines the issues and policies that put African Americans at risk in our culture today, utilizing the most recent research from scholars in the field to provide not only objective, encyclopedic information, but also varying viewpoints to encourage critical thinking. The entries comprehensively document how African Americans are treated differently, have more negative outcomes in the same situations than other races, and face risks due to issues inherent in their past or current social and economic conditions.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Fact Sheet on African Americans in the United States: 2014
  • Timeline of African American History in the United States
  • VOLUME 1
  • SECTION I EDUCATION
  • Introduction
  • Affirmative Action
  • African American Studies
  • Language and Cultural Barriers
  • No Child Left Behind/Race to the Top
  • Preschool/Kindergarten Readiness and School Choice
  • Standardized Testing
  • Voting/Political Participation
  • Further Reading
  • SECTION II HEALTH
  • Introduction
  • Alternative Healing/Folk Healing
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity
  • Domestic Violence
  • Teenage Pregnancy
  • Substance Abuse
  • Further Reading
  • SECTION III FAMILY
  • Introduction
  • Unemployment
  • Poverty
  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Alternatives to Traditional Marriage
  • Gender Roles
  • Housing and African Americans
  • African American Leisure
  • Further Reading
  • SECTION IV CHILDREN
  • Introduction
  • Child Abuse in the African American Community
  • Adoption
  • Names and African Americans
  • Parenting
  • VOLUME 2
  • SECTION V TEENS
  • Introduction
  • Teenage Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Teenagers and Depression
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Teenagers and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Teen Violence
  • School-to-Prison Pipeline
  • Further Reading
  • SECTION VI CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
  • Introduction
  • Discrimination in the Justice System
  • Murder
  • Hate Crimes
  • Incarceration/Prison
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Further Reading
  • APPENDIXES
  • Appendix A: Obama Speech on August 28, 2013
  • Appendix B: Executive Order 13621. White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans
  • Appendix C: Executive Order 10925, The Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Appendix D: Executive Order 11246, as Amended
  • Appendix E: Executive Order 11458
  • Appendix F: Executive Order 11478
  • Appendix G: Executive Order 13160
  • Appendix H: Executive Order 12232—Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Appendix I: Executive Order 13532—Promoting Excellence, Innovation, and Sustainability at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Appendix J: President Lyndon B. Johnson, State of the Union Address, January 8, 1964
  • Appendix K: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5
  • Appendix L: Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • Appendix M: National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act of 1993
  • Appendix N: 18 USC 245—Federally Protected Activities
  • Appendix O: Public Law 111–84—Division E—Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Oct. 28, 2009
  • Appendix P: Timeline of Affirmative Action Cases
  • Appendix Q: Timeline of Federal Laws, Supreme Court Cases and Presidential Executive Orders Affecting African Americans
  • Bibliography