First published in 1987, The Logic of Racism provides a portrait of race relations based on the stories of 800 different individuals from all sections of society. In this book, voices from the author’s tape recorder are converted to the page for the reader to experience the vivid, sometimes humorous and frequently disturbing impressions of race relations as they are experienced. Interviewees include people from different age groups, sexes, races, and social backgrounds as well as the politicians, teachers and professionals responsible for fighting racism. The book combines real life experiences with the author’s analysis and the result is a text that focuses on the reasoning behind prejudice and its resistance to rational argument.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: Social Vision Part I: Views from the Middle Years 2. The Scramble for Houses- White Workingclass 3. A Loathing of Copulsion- White Middleclass 4. Coming to Terms- Ethnic Minorities Part II: Visions of Youth 5. Posing New Problems- White Workingclass 6. The Keys to Tomorrow- White Middleclass 7. Crawlers No More- Ethnic Minorities Part III: Perspectives in Later Life 8. As Communities Crumble- White Workingclass 9. A Natural Equilibrium- White Middleclass 10. Swallowing the Bitter Pill- Ethnic Minorities Part IV: Problem-Solvers of the Future 11. Multicultural Challenges- Schools 12. The Wheels of the Race Relations Industry- Practitioners 13. Conclusion- Politicians and Policy; Bibliography; Index