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"Machines have come. They have been working from both poles to the center. They have taken away skilled and unskilled jobs. They have driven Negro workers closer to the periphery of insecurity. They have driven white workers there also. Organizations of employed and unemployed--Socialists and Communists, Negro Rightists and White Supremitists, sharecroppers and laborers, whites and blacks--bespeak daily grave dissatisfactions with the state of things as they are. And we, the others--alas--we await the end of the depression. The future? It is an abyss into which we an look only with terror--the terror that precedes the birth of a new hope."
. . . "Black Notes in the Labor Theme."
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF TABLES ... PAGE 5
INTRODUCTION.....7
I. POPULATION....9
 General Changes...9
  Northward Movement...11
II. OCCUPATIONS...12
  Occuations in Which Negroes Are Gaining...14
  Business...16
  The Professions...17
  Women Workers...18
  Child Labor...18
III. UNEMPLOYMENT...20
  Displacement...20
  Briefly, The Total Situation...21
  Reactions of Negroes...22
  The New Radicalism...23

IV. TOMORROW'S JOBS...23
  Habits That Handicap...24
  Trends of Employment...24
  Training and Re-Training...24
V. GUIDANCE FOR THE NEGRO WORKER...25
  Interracial Groups...26
  Trade Bodies...26
  Colleges and Universities...26
  Negro Business...26
  The Ultimate Goal...27

APPENDIX...28-31
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