Behavior: Black Hang-Ups

Do blacks have special emotional problems? Medical science has no division known as black psychiatry; the psyche cannot be segregated. The best psychiatric opinion holds that the same kinds of emotional problems are found among virtually all the world's peoples though with varying frequency. For the American Negro the problems of being black are often merely the problems of being a minority and being poor. Says Harvard Sociologist Lee Rainwater, author of a book on the black ghetto to be published this fall: "The most central generalization is that when the total situation...

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