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By Thomas D Boston

ISBN-10: 0415095948

ISBN-13: 9780415095945

This quantity isolates the reason for carrying on with disparities not just among blacks and whites, yet among blacks to boot. Key components mentioned comprise the present country of the economic system the impression of public guidelines, the patience of city poverty, financial possibilities, adjustments in relations and social constitution and equivalent possibilities. town of Atlanta is used as a case research targeting the emergence of the recent black entrepreneur, with information on black companies drawn from documents of just about a thousand black owned agencies.

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Hence, minority business programs not only assist black business development, they also provide important economic benefits such as jobs and income to the segment of the community most in need. The Atlanta experience demonstrates that affirmative action programs are not just vehicles for remedying past and present inequities; they are important contributors to income and employment opportunities in distressed urban areas. 32 2 STRICT SCRUTINY IS “STRICT IN THEORY AND FATAL IN FACT” The Croson Decision Historically, Congress has been endowed with unique powers to remedy past injustices and advance the social interest, even when such laws burden particular classes.

6 percent of all joint ventures. These awards went to 359 different firms owned by minorities and white women. Of this total, 309 were black-owned firms. 11 15 OPPORTUNITY MATTERS In November 1987, the Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling that affirmed the constitutionality of the City of Atlanta’s minority business program. The decision was in response to an earlier suit. The court held that the city’s program was consistent with Georgia’s Constitution and was narrowly tailored to remedy the effects of past discrimination.

6 percent of all black-owned businesses registered in these programs are located in neighborhoods where the median family income is $25,000 or less. The most successful black-owned businesses as measured by average and median revenues are located in the lowest income neighborhoods. That is, the average revenue of businesses in neighborhoods where income is $15,000 or less is $2,089,239. Similarly, the median revenue of these firms is also higher than that of firms in other neighborhoods. Businesses in neighborhoods where family income varies between $15,000 and $25,000 recorded the second largest average revenues.

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