Few domestic problems preoccupy the nation as much as the economicstatus of the Negro community. The fact that it is relatively low-thatthe Negro unemployment rate is substantially higher than the whiteand that Negro income is relatively lower-is not disputed. And thereis substantial agreement that bettering the position of Negroes in thelabor market-both quantitatively and qualitatively-is a prerequisiteto an overall amelioration of their economic status. What means ofimproving their position in the labor market are feasible or appropriate,however, is not a matter on which there is general agreement
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