Without Justice for All: The New Liberalism and Our Retreat from Racial Equality
Adolph L. Reed
Westview Press, Mar 1, 2001 - Social Science - 480 pages
This volume questions, examines, and explains the way a new orthodoxy of American leaders has contributed to the social stratification and inequality which plagues America in 2001. By looking at the history of social policies since the New Deal, as well as the status of specific policy arenas, contributors show how political shifts since 1950 have moved the US away from a more egalitarian politics. Throughout, the central thread is a critical response to a now conventional argument that liberalism must be reconfigured in ways that retreat from immediate identification with the interests of labour, minorities, and the poor. It looks at federal housing policy and the failure of New Deal social programs, to an examination of long established public assistance programs and Affirmative Action, in order to contribute to the dialogue on race in modern America.
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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...
Page 17 - I mean, if black people kill black people every day, why not have a week and kill white people?
Page 378 - Kenneth T. Jackson, Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States (New York: Oxford University Press, 1985...