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Shame : how America's past sins have polarized our country / Shelby Steele.

Author/Creator:
Steele, Shelby author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 198 pages ; 22 cm
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Subjects:
United States -- Race relations.
Equality -- United States.
Discrimination -- United States.
Minorities -- United States -- Social conditions.
United States -- Social policy.
United States -- Politics and government.
Discrimination.
Equality.
Minorities -- Social conditions.
Political science.
Race relations.
Social policy.
United States.
Summary:
"Part memoir and part meditation on the failed efforts to achieve racial equality in America, [this book] advances Shelby Steele's provocative argument that 'new liberalism' has done more harm than good. Since the 1960s, overt racism against blacks is almost universally condemned, so much so that racism is no longer, by itself, a prohibitive barrier to black advancement. But African Americans remain at a disadvantage in American society, and Steele lays the blame at the feet of white liberals"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
The Great Divide
A collision
Hypocrisy
The moral asymmetry of hypocrisy
The compounding of hypocrisy
Characterological evil
"The Battle of Algiers"
No past, no future
America's "characterological evil" : a pillar of identity
The denouement
After evil, "the good"
The new liberalism
Dissociation
Relativism and anti-Americanism
The culture
Conservatism : the new counterculture
A politics of idealism
Liberalism is beautiful, but conservatism is freedom.
ISBN:
9780465066971 (hardback) :
0465066976 (hardback)
9780465040551 (e-book)
OCLC:
887851215