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Data on African Americans from the Decennial Census

Cf. Brown when enforced


Number of black in 1960 in 1970 Increase from 1960 Ratio 1970/1960
Lawyers 2180 3379 1199 1.6
Doctors 4706 11436 6730 2.4
Policemen 9391 23796 14405 2.5
Electricians 4978 14145 9167 2.8
Bank Tellers n/a 10663
Architects 233 1258 1025 5.4
Clergymen 13955 13030 -925 0.9
College Professors 5415 16810 11395 3.1
Dentists 1998 2098 100 1.1
Social Workers 14276 33869 19593 2.4
Carpenters 3672 44529 40857 12.1
Teachers 122163 223263 101100 1.8
Social Scientists 1069 3088 2019 2.9
Pharmicists 1069 3088 1039 1.7
Nurses 32034 62325 30291 1.9
[note in the margins next to the table above] et. Brown when enforced

Source: 1960 Census of Population and 1970 Census of Population
Characteristics of Population, United States Summary
U.S. Census Bureau

Real wages for black women textile workers in South Carolina


in 1960 in 1970 Increase from 1960 Ratio 1970/1960
Average daily real wages 9.5 13.5 4 1.4
Source: Heckman, J. J., Payner, B. S. 1989. "Determining the Impact of Federal Antidscrimination Policy on the Economic Status of Blacks: A Study of South Carolina." The American Economic Review, Volume 79, Issue 1 (March), pp. 138-177.

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