Reckoning with Race Reckoning with Race

Reckoning with Race

America's Failure

    • $27.99
    • $27.99

Publisher Description

Reckoning with Race confronts America's most intractable problem—race. The book outlines in a provocative, novel manner American racial issues from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. It explodes myths about the South as America's exclusive racial scapegoat. The book moves to the Great Migration north and the urban ghettos which still plague America.


Importantly, the evergreen topics of identity, assimilation, and separation come to the fore in a balanced, uncompromising, and unflinching narrative. People, cities, and regions are profiled. Despite civil rights legislation, the racial divide between the races remains a chasm. A plethora of reports, commissions, conferences, and other highly visible gestures, purporting to do something have generated publicity, but little else. There remain no adequate structures—family, community or church—to provide leadership. Destructive cultural traits cannot be explained solely by poverty.


The book asks and answers many questions. After emancipation, how were blacks historically segregated from the rest of American society? Why is self-segregation still a feature of black society? Why do large numbers of blacks resist assimilation and the acceptance of middle class norms of behavior? Why has there been so little black penetration in the private sector? Why did the removal of overt legal segregation and civil rights legislation in the 1960s not settle the racial conundrum? What are the differences and similarities between the leaders of the civil rights movement in the 1960s and today? Why do we still have the problems enumerated in the Kerner Commission report (1968) after trillions of dollars have been spent promote black progress? What, if anything, should be done, to eliminate the racial divide?

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2017
September 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Encounter Books
SELLER
Perseus Books, LLC
SIZE
1.7
MB

More Books Like This

Access to History: Civil Rights and Race Relations in the USA 1850–2009 for Pearson Edexcel Second Edition Access to History: Civil Rights and Race Relations in the USA 1850–2009 for Pearson Edexcel Second Edition
2019
Better Day Coming Better Day Coming
2001
Upon these Shores Upon these Shores
2013
To Make Our World Anew To Make Our World Anew
2005
African Americans in the Jazz Age African Americans in the Jazz Age
2006
The House I Live In The House I Live In
2005

More Books by Gene Dattel