The U.S. Congress passed the Economic Opportunity Act as part of the nation’s “war on poverty.” It is later heavily criticized. Many Blacks benefit from it.
The U.S. Congress passed the Economic Opportunity Act as part of the nation's "war on poverty." The legislation was later severely criticized by proponents and antagonists for its inefficiency. But many Blacks benefited from it, especially through the Head Start program for preschoolers, the Upward Bound program for high school students, and the college work-study financial aid program.