Without Justice for All: The New Liberalism and Our Retreat from Racial Equality

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Adolph L. Reed
Westview Press, Mar 1, 2001 - Political Science - 480 pages
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Without Justice for All: The New Liberalism and Our Retreat from Racial Equality questions, examines, and explains the way a new orthodoxy of American leaders has contributed to the social stratification and inequality which plagues America today. By looking at the history of our social policies since the New Deal, as well as the status of specific policy arenas, essayists show how political shifts over the past fifty years have moved us away from a more egalitarian politics. Throughout, the book responds critically to the now conventional argument that liberalism must be reconfigured in ways that retreat from immediate identification with the interests of labor, minorities, and the poor. From a look at federal housing policy and the failure of New Deal social programs to an examination of long established public assistance programs and Affirmative Action, Without Justice for All is a timely and important contribution to the dialogue on race in modern America.
  

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Contents

List of Figures and Tables
1
Bill Clinton and the Politics of the New Liberalism
11
Why Cant They Be Like Our Grandparents?
29
The Great Family Fraud of Postwar America
65
Part 2
82
The Ambiguities
93
Why African
123
New Authoritarian State Mimi Abramovitz
151
Race
215
The Voting Rights Movement in Perspective
235
SelfHelp Black Conservatives and
257
A New Ideology
291
Beyond Old Liberalism
327
Notes
353
About the Editor and Contributors
427
Copyright

The Near North
175

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Page 129 - If a neighborhood is to retain stability, it is necessary that properties shall continue to be occupied by the same social and racial classes.
Page 122 - It is unnecessary in 20th century America to have individual Negroes demonstrate that they have been victims of racial discrimination; the racism of our society has been so pervasive that none, regardless of wealth or position, has managed to escape its impact.
Page 126 - A Realtor should never be instrumental in introducing into a neighborhood a character of property or occupancy, members of any race or nationality, or any individuals whose presence will clearly be detrimental to property values in that neighborhood.
Page 140 - ... the convenience and needs of communities include the need for credit services as well as deposit services; and (3) regulated financial institutions have continuing and affirmative obligation to help meet the credit needs of the local communities in which they are chartered.
Page 122 - It is because of a legacy of unequal treatment that we now must permit the institutions of this society to give consideration to race in making decisions about who will hold the positions of influence, affluence, and prestige in America. For far too long, the doors to those positions have been shut to Negroes. If we are ever to become a fully integrated society, one in which the color of a person's skin will not determine the opportunities available to him or her, we must be willing to take steps...
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About the author (2001)

Adolph Reed, is a Labor Party organizer and professor of political science at the New School for Social Research in New York. He has previously taught at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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