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The myth of Black progress

Author: Alphonso Pinkney
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
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This book analyses the status of black Americans since the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alphonso Pinkney
ISBN: 0521259835 9780521259835 0521310474 9780521310475
OCLC Number: 10430223
Description: x, 198 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: The persistence of racism in the United States : Social scientists and the myth of black progress ; The present work --
Economic decline and the rise of the new conservatism: twin threats to blacks / Walter Stafford : The politics of distribution in an era of restraint: new problems for blacks ; The debate about morals and values enters the political arena --
Class and race in America --
White attitudes and behavior toward black people : The decline in prejudiced attitudes ; The prevalence of racial discrimination ; Institutional racism --
Income, occupation, and unemployment : Income ; Occupation ; Unemployment --The black middle class : Defining the black middle class ; Black middle class lifestyles ; Problems of race ; The black middle class and social responsibility --
And the black underclass : Defining the black underclass ; Permanent unemployment ; Lifestyle ; Personal relations and coping ; Race and youth unemployment --
Some educational issues : Black education: present status ; Busing ; Open admissions --
Bakke, Weber, and the myth of reverse discrimination : The decsion ; Some facts about Bakke and affirmative action ; After the Bakke decision ; The Bakke case, blacks, and Jews ; And the case of Brian Weber --
Black equity in white America.
Responsibility: Alphonso Pinkney.
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