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    A Black Response to Christopher Jencks's Inequality and Certain Other Issues

    Ronald Edmonds, Andrew Billingsley, James Comer, James M. Dyer, William Hall, Robert Hill, Nan McGehee, Lawrence Reddick, Howard F. Taylor, Stephen Wright
    In recent years public perspective on American social science has been dominated by a species of inquiry most notably characterized by the published works of Coleman, Moynihan, and Jensen. These otherwise dissimilar individuals share the dubious honor of offering social science observations that sustain or encourage those who would reverse the national momentum of social reform. The Coleman "Report" disparaged a decade of educational intervention on behalf of black children. Moynihan recommended "benign neglect" of national issues of race. Jensen concluded that black children are educationally disadvantaged by reason of genetic inferiority. Christopher Jencks's recently published Inequality is the latest on this list of nay-saying social science observations.

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    Spring 1973 Issue

    Abstracts

    Desegregating Urban Schools
    A Review of Techniques
    Gordon Foster
    Perspectives on Inequality
    Introduction
    After Apple-Picking
    Philip W. Jackson
    Forensic Social Science
    Alice M. Rivlin
    A Black Response to Christopher Jencks's Inequality and Certain Other Issues
    Ronald Edmonds, Andrew Billingsley, James Comer, James M. Dyer, William Hall, Robert Hill, Nan McGehee, Lawrence Reddick, Howard F. Taylor, Stephen Wright
    The Further Responsibility of Intellectuals
    Stephan Michelson
    Proving the Absence of Positive Associations
    Lester C. Thurow
    Social Policy, Power, and Social Science Research
    Kenneth B. Clark
    Comments on Inequality
    Beverly Duncan
    Equality of Opportunity and Equality of Results
    James S. Coleman
    Inequality in Retrospect
    Christopher Jencks
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