RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 805041799 LA English T1 Ghosts of Jim Crow : ending racism in post-racial America A1 Higginbotham, F. Michael., YR 2013 SN 9780814737477 0814737471 0814724469 9780814724460 0814760902 9780814760901 AB 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 historically, in the era of lynch mobs and segregation, and today-- legally, economically, educationally and socially. Discusses the political, economic, educational, and social reasons the United States is not a "post-racial" society and argues that legal reform can successfully create a "post-racial" America.