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The content of our character : a new vision of race in America

Author: Shelby Steele
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An examination of race in America--the causes of the increasing friction between black and white Americans, and the possibiliity of hope for a more harmonious future. The author looks closely at his own life in an integrated society, and, in challenging his own preconceptions about race, causes us to rethink our own.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shelby Steele
ISBN: 031205064X 9780312050641
OCLC Number: 21523520
Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award, Nonfiction, 1990
Description: xii, 175 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I'm Black you're White, who's innocent? Race and power in an era of blame --
Race-holding --
Being Black and feeling blue: Black hesitation on the brink --
The recomposed self: more on vulnerability --
White guilt --
On being Black and middle class --
Affirmative action: the price of preference --
The recoloring of campus life: student racism, academic pluralism and the end of a dream --
The memory of enemies. rc.
Responsibility: Shelby Steele.

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An examination of race in America--the causes of the increasing friction between black and white Americans, and the possibiliity of hope for a more harmonious future. The author looks closely at his own life in an integrated society, and, in challenging his own preconceptions about race, causes us to rethink our own.

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