Abstract: What happens when two liberal scholars study the history of racism in this country? They reach the surprising conclusion that, contrary to the politically correct dogma, racism actually has declined significantly in this country, and that the remaining statistical inequities are due to cultural factors unrelated to White racism.
Keywords: book review, sociology, history, racism, race relations, statistical data, causes, historical analysis, Jim Crow, affirmative action, equal opportunity, Afro-Americans, African-Americans, Black-Americans, civil rights, twentieth century, social conditions, United States.
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Title: America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible
Author: Stephan Thernstrom, Abigail M. Thernstrom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Trade
Date Published: September 1997
ISBN: 0684809338
LOCN: E185.61.T45 1997
Dewey: 305.896/073 21
Pages: 704
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Author:        Thernstrom, Stephan.
Title:         America in black and white : one nation,
                  indivisible / Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom.
Published:     New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, c1997.
Description:   704 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
LC Call No.:   E185.61.T45 1997
Dewey No.:     305.896/073 21
ISBN:          0684809338
Notes:         Includes bibliographical references (p.
                  [547]-671) and index.
Subjects:      Afro-Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th
               Afro-Americans -- Social conditions.
               United States -- Race relations.
               Racism -- United States -- History -- 20th
Other authors: Thernstrom, Abigail M., 1936-
Control No.:   97014078 


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