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Race and morality : how good intentions undermine social justice and perpetuate inequality

Author: Melvyn L Fein
Publisher: New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, ©2001.
Series: Clinical sociology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book attempts to explain why it has been so difficult to solve America's racial problems as the country has moved from what the author describes as a closed caste to an open class society. The author contends that Americans fail to perceive how the legacy of slavery interferes with social mobility and highlights the values that middle-class blacks and whites need to uphold, most prominently the emphasis on  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melvyn L Fein
ISBN: 0306465132 9780306465130
OCLC Number: 45137591
Description: xiii, 356 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Moral Invisibility --
Moral versus Status Invisibility --
A White Problem --
The Problem Misunderstood --
The Long View --
Moral Enemies --
White Depravity --
Black Innocence --
The Nature of the Morality Game --
Playing the Game --
"Died of a Theory" --
Taxi Driver --
Stereotypes Exposed --
Harlem --
Whose Ox? --
The American Creed --
Values Under Assault --
Equality for All --
Liberty for All --
An Overdose of Radical Egalitarianism --
The Culture of Slavery: Origins --
Morality and Culture --
A Conceptual Interlude --
Cultural Conservatism in Action --
The Origins of Slave Culture --
The Culture of Slavery: Outcomes --
Transitions --
A Painful Story --
White Culture --
Black Culture --
Racial "Empowerment" --
The Myth of Empowerment --
Tests of Strength --
A Floating Ceiling --
Situational Immaturity --
Change Strategies --
Four Approaches to Change --
The Moral Model --
The Social Engineering Model --
The Clinical/Educational Model --
The Structural/Cultural Model --
Natural Resocialization --
Cultural Change --
Role Change --
Intrapersonal Cultural Change --
Interpersonal/Intergenerational Cultural Change --
The Role of the Change Agent --
The Black Middle Class --
Black Enablers --
A Middle Class Revolution --
The Change Process --
Mobility-Friendly Values --
The White Middle Class --
White Enablers --
The Stewardship Role --
Change Among Whites --
A Shared Humanity.
Series Title: Clinical sociology.
Responsibility: Melvyn L. Fein.
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Given my lack of political correct- ness, people were sure to assume that I was a racist and not give me a fair hearing. The ideological fervor that dominates our public dialogue on race guaran- teed  Read more...

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'[...]it is well researched and provides a substantial amount of social thought on the issue of race equality that is collected in one place.' Contemporary Sociology, 31 (2002)

 
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