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Color - Class - Identity

The New Politics Of Race, 1st Edition

By John Arthur, Amy Shapiro


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Three recent and highly dramatic national events have shattered the complacency of many Americans about progress, however fitful, in race relations in America. The Clarence Thomas?Anita Hill hearings, the O.J. Simpson trial, and the Million Man March of Louis Farrakhan have forced everyone to reconsider their assumptions about race and racial relat

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Part 1 Thinking Race -- Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man -- I'm Black, You're White, Who's Innocent? -- The Scar of Race -- The Paradox of Integration: Why Whites and Blacks Seem So Divided -- One Man's March -- Part 2 The Black Underclass -- Victims and Heroes in the "Benevolent State" -- Clarence X -- The Chronicle of the Slave Scrolls -- Who Shot Johnny? -- The Truly Disadvantaged -- All in the Family: Illegitimacy and Welfare Dependence -- Counting Asians -- American Apartheid: The Perpetuation of the Underclass -- Part 3 Assimilation and Identity in a Multicultural Society -- The Souls of Black Folk -- Race Matters -- Group Autonomy and Narrative Identity -- Ethnic Transgressions -- The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society -- A Different Mirror

About the Authors

John Arthur is professor of philosophy and director of the program in Philosophy, Politics, and Law at Binghamton University. Amy Shapiro a graduate of Harvard Law School, has taught legal history, and currently practices law in Binghamton, New York.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General