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Ghosts of Jim Crow : ending racism in post-racial America

Author: F Michael Higginbotham
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2013]
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When America inaugurated its first African American president in 2009, many felt the country had finally become a "post-racial" society. Higginbotham argues that the shadows of Jim Crow era laws and attitudes continue to perpetuate insidious, systemic prejudice and racism in the 21st century. He demonstrates how laws and actions have been used to maintain a racial paradigm of hierarchy and separation-- both
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Genre/Form: History
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F Michael Higginbotham
ISBN: 9780814737477 0814737471 0814724469 9780814724460 0814760902 9780814760901
OCLC Number: 805041799
Description: x, 316 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Creating the paradigm: racial hierarchy --
Constructing racial categories from the nation's founding to the Civil War --
Maintaining white dominance during Reconstruction --
Preventing black excellence between Plessy and Brown --
Sustaining the paradigm: white isolation and black separation and subordination --
Maintaining racial segregation in schools and neighborhoods from Brown to the 21st century --
Victimizing blacks in the 21st century --
Ending the paradigm: building a post-racial America --
Black empowerment and self-help --
Integration and equality.
Responsibility: F. Michael Higginbotham.

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