Position of Ethic Minorities and Women 1981-92 (USA)

Who was elected as Mayor of Atlanta in 1981?
Andrew Young, a Black civil rights activist.
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Who was the first black mayor of Chicago in 1983?
Harold Washington
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What was significant about Reverend Jesse Jackson?
He stood for the democrat candidate for presidency in 1984 and 1988
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Who won 4 Olympic medals at the LA Olympics in 1984?
Carl Lewis
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In what year did Denzel Washington win his Oscar for Best Support in the film Glory?
1989
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In what year was a film directed about Malcolm X?
1992
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What percentage of the population did Black Americans make up in the 1980s?
11.7%, 43% of those receiving Aid to Families and 35.1% of people receiving food stamps were black americans
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How many people were added to the electoral roll in 1982-83?
100,000
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How many black owned businesses were there in 1992?
621,000
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Why did Oprah Winfrey become famous?
Her talk show, distributed to 140 countries. She created her won television production company.
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What % of Black Americans were in the NFL, NBA and MLB?
80% in the NFL. 60% in the NBA. 25% in the MLB
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How many medals (out of 49) did Black Americans win in track events in 1984?
40
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What was significant about MJ's Thriller?
Released in 1982, it was on the chart for 80 weeks, 37 as number 1. The music video won 12 Grammy's
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What were the Rodney King riots 1992?
Riots due to Rodney King being beaten by police, and the police being acquitted of any charges. 54 people were killed, 2,400 injured, 17,000 arrested. 10,000 businesses were destroyed and the loss of 50,000 jobs.The cost of the damage was $1 billion
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What was 'Emily's List'?
A programme which tried to put more women into national politics.
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What were the developments made in US job shares? (Women)
44% to 49% in professional jobs. 20% to 36% in management jobs. 2% to 15% in lawyers. 9% to 39% in financial management
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The changing status of women by 1992?
38% of the workforce was female. 58% of all women in employment. 40% marriages ended in divorce. 33% of new doctors were women. Women only earned 77% of what men earned.
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