INCOMES: The March to Equality Marks Time

The emergence and increasing visibility of a Negro middle class may beguile the nation into supposing that the circumstances of the remainder of the Negro community are equally prosperous, whereas just the opposite is true at present, and is likely to continue so.

That warning from Sociologist Daniel Patrick Moynihan seems to be more urgent now than when he wrote it as an adviser to President Johnson in 1965. Then, a rapidly expanding economy and vigorous Government efforts to curb racial discrimination helped an unprecedented proportion of U.S. blacks to start closing educational, occupational and economic gaps that separated them...

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