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From power to prejudice : the rise of racial individualism in midcentury America

Author: Leah N Gordon
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Americans believe strongly in the socially transformative power of education, and the idea that we can challenge racial injustice by reducing white prejudice has long been a core component of this faith. How did we get here? In this first-rate intellectual history, Leah N. Gordon Jumps into this and other big questions about race, power, and social justice. To answer these questions, From Power to Prejudice examines  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leah N Gordon
ISBN: 9780226238449 022623844X
OCLC Number: 890360395
Description: xiv, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Attitudes, structures, and "levers of change" : the social science of prejudice and race relations --
"Data and not trouble" : the Rockefeller Foundation and the social science of race relations --
The individual and the "general situation" : defining the race problem at the University of Chicago's Committee on Education, Training, and Research in Race Relations --
The mature individual or the mature society : social theory, social action, and the race problem at Fisk University's Race Relations Institutes --
"Education for racial understanding" and the meanings of integration in Howard University's Journal of Negro education --
"To inoculate Americans against the virus of hate" : brotherhood, the war on intolerance, and the National Conference of Christians and Jews.
Responsibility: Leah N. Gordon.

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