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Whitewashing Race : The Myth of a Color-Blind Society / Michael K. Brown, Martin Carnoy, Elliott Currie, Troy Duster, David B. Oppenheimer.

Author/Creator:
Brown, Michael K. author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2003]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (349 pages)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Racism -- United States.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
White Americans, abetted by neo-conservative writers of all hues, generally believe that racial discrimination is a thing of the past and that any racial inequalities that undeniably persist-in wages, family income, access to housing or health care-can be attributed to African Americans' cultural and individual failures. If the experience of most black Americans says otherwise, an explanation has been sorely lacking-or obscured by the passions the issue provokes. At long last offering a cool, clear, and informed perspective on the subject, this book brings together a team of highly respected sociologists, political scientists, economists, criminologists, and legal scholars to scrutinize the logic and evidence behind the widely held belief in a color-blind society-and to provide an alternative explanation for continued racial inequality in the United States. While not denying the economic advances of black Americans since the 1960s, Whitewashing Race draws on new and compelling research to demonstrate the persistence of racism and the effects of organized racial advantage across many institutions in American society-including the labor market, the welfare state, the criminal justice system, and schools and universities. Looking beyond the stalled debate over current antidiscrimination policies, the authors also put forth a fresh vision for achieving genuine racial equality of opportunity in a post-affirmative action world.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
List Of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction: Race Preferences And Race Privileges
1. Of Fish And Water: Perspectives On Racism And Privilege
2. The Bankruptcy Of Virtuous Markets: Racial Inequality, Poverty, And "Individual Failure"
3. Keeping Blacks In Their Place: Race, Education, And Testing
4. Been In The Pen So Long: Race, Crime, And Justice
5. Civil Rights And Racial Equality: Employment Discrimination Law, Affirmative Action, And Quotas
6. Color-Blindness As Color Consciousness: Voting Rights And Political Equality
Conclusion: Facing Up To Race
Notes
Bibliography
About The Authors
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
Carnoy, Martin, author., Author,
Currie, Elliott, author., Author,
Oppenheimer, David B., author., Author,
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780520938755
OCLC:
55529812
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520938755 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.