2005 NEWS RELEASES, PRESS ADVISORIES AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

USCCR TO HOLD BRIEFING ON STAGNATION OF THE BLACK MIDDLE CLASS

 
WHAT:

Briefing of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent, bipartisan agency charged with monitoring and protecting civil rights

The Commission will hear from a panel of experts on explanations and consequences of the stagnation in the growth of the Black Middle Class. The panel will be led by Dr. Douglas Besharov, Professor at the University of Maryland's School of Public Affairs and Senior Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Additional panelists to be announced shortly.

The panel will address: 1) income trends among African Americans and other disadvantaged minorities; 2) lack of career-oriented educational programs in middle and high schools and the impact on low-income families; 3) the inadequacy of financial aid and college counseling for disadvantaged students; 4) and the relationship between economic disparities and differences in educational attainment, including graduation rates, between black and white students.

WHEN: Friday, July 15, 2005, 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: U.S. House of Representatives
2226 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515

 

07/11/05