The occupational structure of black men has undergone major changes in recent years, shifting from largely blue-collar to white-collar and service occupations. At the same time there has been a decline in both the relative and absolute value of black male occupations. Moreover, it appears that labor-market discrimination still plays a significant role in the disparity between black and white male occupational earnings.
Cotton, Jeremiah P.
"Recent Changes in the Structure and Value of African-American Male Occupations,"
Trotter Review: Vol. 4
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/trotter_review/vol4/iss3/3