Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 'Rethinking the American Race problem is a complex, often unorthodox foray across both liberal and conservative lines. Merits attention for its carefully wrought indictment of national policy, and for its efforts to chart a fresh, politically viable path out of our current racial crisis.' - Richard Weisbrot, Washington Post Book World. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: If the conservative view of the American race problem is frightening, the traditional liberal view seems impotent. Analyzing the race problem from neither right nor left, Brooks sheds a new and clarifying light on America's longest running social and moral dilemma.
This incisive book provides a bold new examination of the seemingly intractable racial problems confronting Americans at the end of the twentieth century. In a wide-ranging and probing study, Brooks calls into question the prevailing wisdom about racism, civil rights legislation, and the composition of the Black community, going on to offer a dramatic new approach to the race problem. In Brooks' mind, civil rights laws—laws targeted at racial discrimination—have not only failed to engender racial equality, but have in fact had a negative effect on the standard of living of many Blacks. Brooks defines the American race problem so as to carefully separate racial oppression from (economic) class oppression and explains how civil rights legislation since the 1960s has hurt Black Americans of every class. He offers a strategy for resolving the country's racial inequities, unique in its attentiveness to class division in Black society, that combines governmental remedies and an unprecedented program of Black self-help.
While Brooks argues that the government has the means to resolve the race dilemma, he suggests that it lacks the spirit to do so. Thus, it may be time for Black Americans to come to grips with an unpleasant reality—namely, that they can count on the government only for minimal alleviation, and must take on the larger portion of responsibility for resolving the American race problem themselves.
Certain to arouse controversy, Rethinking the American Race Problem offers new understandings of issues often clouded by misconceptions and backward notions. It is an important book for anyone concerned about the current state of race relations in America.
From the Inside Flap:
"A path-breaking analysis of the advent and consequences of deep class stratification in African American society since the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Characterized by breadth of vision and reflective realism, Rethinking the American Race Problem is a worthy and welcome successor to Gunnar Myrdal's seminal work, The American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy, published almost half a century ago."—Boris I. Bittker, Yale University
"Insightful, tightly argued, and deeply felt. . . . This brilliant book will affect the thinking of all who read it."—William A. Fletcher, University of California
"Rethinking the American Race Problem challenges the conventional understanding of the problem of race relations in the United States."—Gerrald Torres, University of Minnesota
"Offers a fresh and intellectually provocative perspective on the relationship between race and public policy in today's America."—Martin Kilson, Harvard University
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press, 1990. Buchzustand: Good. Reprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP94648941
Buchbeschreibung Univ of California Press Publishers, Berkeley, 1992. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. A nice, tight and clean copy. This innovative blueprint for black America's transformation features a new preface, outlines a community self-help program and criticizes current civil rights laws. Merits attention for its carefully wrought indictment of national policy, and for its efforts to chart a fresh, politically viable path out of our current racial crisis. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004067
Buchbeschreibung California, 1992. Soft Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Pages white, clean, unmarked. Binding square and solid. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 85398
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press, United States, 1992. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. History and Social Science>Ethnic Studies>Immigration. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 17978052007878900. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 17978052007878900
Buchbeschreibung university of California Press, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1992. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As issued No Jacket. Edition Unstated. Slight spine lean, corner bumps, price sticker on front cover, corner crease rear cover, highlighting and marginalia to the text(most in the first thirty or 40 pages then sporadically throughout the rest), and other light to moderate shopwear. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 016775
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press. Buchzustand: Very Good. Trade paperback. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1992. Trade paperback. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 117780
Buchbeschreibung Univ of California Press, Berkeley, 1992. Paper. Buchzustand: Fine in Trade Paperback. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dustjacket. 2nd Paperback Edition. a solid copy; ---------- SATISFACTION GUARANTEED --------- FAST, COURTEOUS SERVICE ------ Size: 6 x 9". Buchnummer des Verkäufers 058027
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0520078780 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelf wear to the covers and a remainder mark to one edge- NICE!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0520078780Z2
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Good. 0520078780 some shelfwear but still NICE!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0520078780Z3
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press, Berkeley, 1990. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. No Jacket. (1990), 256pp, slight shelfwear to cover, light soiling to pg edges. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 11-0055