Teens and Race (Gallup Youth Survey, Major Issues and Trends Series)

Teens and Race (Gallup Youth Survey, Major Issues and Trends Series)

by Hal Marcovitz
     
 

The most important issues affecting teenagers are comprehensively studied in the series "The Gallup Youth Survey: Major Issues and Trends". Each volume is filled with relevant statistical information and fascinating stories and reports, most collected by the Gallup Youth Survey, an arm of the famed Gallup Organization, over the past four decades. For more than

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The most important issues affecting teenagers are comprehensively studied in the series "The Gallup Youth Survey: Major Issues and Trends". Each volume is filled with relevant statistical information and fascinating stories and reports, most collected by the Gallup Youth Survey, an arm of the famed Gallup Organization, over the past four decades. For more than 70 years, The Gallup Organization has studied human nature and behavior. The Gallup Youth Survey was founded in 1977 to provide ongoing information on the opinions, beliefs, and activities of America's high school students, and to help society meet its responsibility to youth. No issue seems to divide Americans as much as race. Nearly four decades after the adoption of federal civil rights laws, Americans are still wrestling with such issues as interracial marriage and affirmative action. Statistics show that teenagers are just as unsure of where they stand on such issues as adults. The role of race in the lives of young people is explored in this book.

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Children's Literature
This book opens with the fact that today's U.S. teens are the most "racially diverse in the nation's history," and that they are the more racially tolerant than any previous generation. A 1999 Gallup poll, included in the first chapter, reveals that 57% of teenagers feel public schools should offer classes on race relations as required instruction. Yet, this 2004 publication, points out discrepancies in perspective between blacks and whites and a host of concerns remaining between the many races represented in America. Eye-opening sections about the history of prejudice, segregation, changing attitudes in the U.S and the post-civil rights movement will provide adolescent readers with a good starting point for further research. Each chapter includes plenty of statistics, a Gallup youth survey with pie graph results, and sidebars with additional facts. Discussion of popular icons and current events, as they relate to the topic of race, provide relevant examples for adolescent readers. Chapter 6 is entirely devoted to the discussion of Muslims in America and the hostility that arose between Muslims and non-Muslims since the September 11 attacks. Further reading suggestions and internet resources are included. 2004, Mason Crest Publishers, Ages 14 to 18.
—Kelly Roque

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590847213
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Gallup Youth Survey, Major Issues and Trends Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

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