Media as Cause and Cure for Black American Vulnerabailities
Posted: 20 Jul 2009
Date Written: March 17, 2007
This paper is different from the line of economics papers that discuss the downside to a particular Black American vulnerability by citing statistics and models that confirm a widely recognized reality. It presents a selected catalog of economic vulnerabilities that trap Black Americans in an area of vulnerability or push them below the threshold into poverty. It also singles out the media as an important contributing cause of these vulnerabilities. However, the paper goes beyond stating the problem and pointing a finger; it offers a simple, general, and “tried and true” antidote to Black American economic vulnerabilities that has a record of producing positive results within a generation.
Keywords: Black Americans, Economic Vulnerabilities, Media
JEL Classification: I32
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