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To gain an indication of the standing of the black population of this community, this report examines the areas of education, employment, welfare, housing, health and political representation as they hold for Blacks residing in this city. In each case, the standing's criterion employed is a comparison between the status of Omaha's Blacks on the one hand and Omaha's whites on the other. The standing of one group is considered comparatively impaired if, in proportional terms, it is twice less favorable than the standing of the other. (Throughout this study, this assessment approach is referred-to as the Criterion of Comparative Standings.)