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Title The African-American predicament / Christopher H. Foreman, Jr., editor.

Published Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.896073 AFRI    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 216 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. The Predicament. 1. The Rough Road to Racial Uplift / Christopher H. Foreman, Jr. 2. The Two Nations of Black America / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 3. The Legacy of Slavery / Glenn C. Loury -- pt. 2. Affirmative Action. 4. Black Progress / Abigail Thernstrom and Stephen Thernstrom. 5. Affirmative Action / Orlando Patterson -- pt. 3. Education. 6. The Black-White Test Score Gap / Christopher Jencks and Meredith Phillips. 7. Race, Education, and Equal Opportunity / Linda Darling-Hammond. 8. Vouchers and Central City Schools / Paul E. Peterson and Jay P. Greene -- pt. 4. Community. 9. Impediments to Integration / Nathan Glazer. 10. Black Churches and the Inner-City Poor / John J. DiIulio, Jr. -- pt. 5. Politics. 11. American Racial and Ethnic Politics in the Twenty-First Century / Jennifer L. Hochschild. 12. The Unsteady March toward Racial Equality / Philip A. Klinkner and Rogers M. Smith. 13. The Moral Basis of a Color-Blind Politics / Paul M. Sniderman and Edward G. Carmines.
Summary "This book examines the vexing reality of racial conditions in America today: improved overall, but far more complicated than they used to seem, and in important respects continually depressing. Thirteen essays - by some of the most highly respected experts in the nation - present thoughtful, and often competing, assessments of African American progress and of the prospects for its further enhancement." "The book concludes with a discussion of the feasibility of "reaching beyond race" to build stronger political coalitions for racially progressive policies."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Foreman, Christopher H.
Subject African Americans -- Civil rights.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975-
United States -- Race relations.
United States -- Race relations -- Forecasting.
ISBN 0815728808 (cloth)