Artioles and symposia on major controversial social issues: integration and civil rights; President Clinton's recent race initiative; poverty; education; the environment; democratic participation; disability rights; corporate welfare; and others. The range of contributors is wide, and includes Julian Bond, Herbert Gans, James Loewen, Jonathan Kozol, Manning Marable, Howard Zinn, Benjamin DeMott, Frances Fox Piven, and Marian Wright Edelman.
Foreword, Congressman John Lewis; Editor's Introduction, Chester Hartman; Part I. Integration; Part II. Poverty; Part III. Education; Part IV. Democratic Participation; Part V. Environmental Justice; Part VI. Race, Poverty, and the "Wealth Primary"; Part VII. President Clinton's Race Initiative