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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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""Higginbotham provides a thoughtful and perceptive discussion on the role of race in America today. His keen legal analysis and compelling narrative has resulted in a fascinating examination of how far we have come as a nation, but more importantly, of how far we have to go.""--Barbara A. Mikulski, U.S. Senator for Maryland When America inaugurated its first African American president, in 2009, many wondered if the  Read more...
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History
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Higginbotham, F. Michael.
Ghosts of Jim Crow.
New York : New York University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012038383
(OCoLC)805041799
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F Michael Higginbotham
ISBN: 9780814724460 0814724469 9780814760901 0814760902
OCLC Number: 827944847
Description: 1 online resource.
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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