The Color Line: Legacy for the Twenty-first Century
Nearly twenty years after his book Racial Equality in America, Franklin addressed the issue of racial inequality. In the Paul Anthony Brick Lectures given at the University of Missouri-Columbia, just one day after the "not guilty" verdict was returned in the trial of Los Angeles police officers for the beating of Rodney King, Franklin delivered a piercing depiction of the color line that persists in America. A scathing portrait of how discrimination has been allowed to flourish and a poignantly despairing prognosis for its end, The Color Line: Legacy for the Twenty-First Century is a perfect companion to the earlier volume. Together these books powerfully define and describe the long-held, but still unrealized, goal of equal rights for all Americans.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PinkPandaParade - LibraryThing
Franklin's The Color Line is the chronicle of US racial struggles from the 17th century onwards. The color line, that subtle racial strain that separates society in schools, housing, government, and ... Read full review
Review: The Color Line: Legacy for the Twenty-First CenturyUser Review - Kate Richey - Goodreads
A short book of essays on race and reconciliation in America in the 1980s, with some retrospective passages. Franklin's style is concise almost to a fault; yet his stark reporting of ugly historical ... Read full review