Since 1984 the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academy of Science has been conducting a study on the status of black Americans. And since 1986 the William Monroe Trotter Institute has been conducting a similar study. The Trotter Institute study was developed because we wanted to have the widest possible discussion of the present condition of blacks and the social policy implications of that condition.
Reed, Wornie L.
"Commentary: The "Negro" Problem in the 1980s,"
Trotter Review: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/trotter_review/vol2/iss3/2