Reckoning With Race
America's FailureBook - 2017
This book asks and answers many questions. After emancipation, how were blacks historically segregated from the rest of American society? Why is self-segregation still a feature of black society? Why do large numbers of blacks resist assimilation and the acceptance of middle class norms of behavior? Why has there been so little black penetration in the private sector? Why did the removal of overt legal segregation and civil rights legislation in the 1960s not settle the racial conundrum? What are the differences and similarities between the leaders of the civil rights movement in the 1960s and today? Why do we still have the problems enumerated in the Kerner Commission report (1968) after trillions of dollars have been spent promote black progress? What, if anything, should be done, to eliminate the racial divide?
Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, 2017
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: xviii, 330 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm