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The Black middle class : social mobility--and vulnerability

Author: Benjamin P Bowser
Publisher: Boulder : Lynne Rienner, 2007.
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"The widespread presence of successful African Americans in virtually all walks of life has led many in the United States to believe that the races are now on an equal footing - and that color blindness is the most appropriate way to deal with racial difference. In strong contrast, Benjamin Bowser argues that the seemingly comparable black and white middle classes, even though inextricably linked, in fact exist on  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bowser, Benjamin P.
Black middle class.
Boulder : Lynne Rienner, 2007
(OCoLC)608022446
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin P Bowser
ISBN: 1588264556 9781588264558
OCLC Number: 69027841
Description: vii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Putting class in context --
The emergence of a Black middle class --
The class that Jim Crow built --
Comparability--
not --
From affirmative action to diversity --
Anatomy of today's Black middle class --
The future of race, economic inequality, and class.
Responsibility: Benjamin P. Bowser.
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