from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A set of values based on the moral virtues of hard work and diligence.
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- n. The value that one ought to work hard at one's job or duties
- n. The tendency to work hard at one's job or duties
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When pressed, many blacks will express a grudging admiration for Latino immigrants-for their strong work ethic and commitment to family, their willingness to start at the bottom and make the most of what little they have.
As recently as 1999, the black unemployment rate fell to record lows and black income rose to record highs not because of a surge in affirmative action hiring or a sudden change in the black work ethic but because the economy was booming and government took a few modest measures-like the expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit-to spread the wealth around.