Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Social Science - 288 pages
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Why, despite continued efforts to increase understanding and expand opportunities, do black and white Americans still lead separate lives, continually marked by tension and hostility? In his much-lauded classic, newly updated to reflect the changing realities of race in our nation, Andrew Hacker explains the origins and meaning of racism and clarifies the conflicting theories of equality and inferiority. He paints a stark picture of racial inequality in America -- focusing on family life, education, income, and employment -- and explores the current controversies over politics, crime, and the causes of the gap between the races. Illuminating and oftentimes startling, Two Nations demonstrates how race has defined America's history and will continue to shape its future.
  

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Contents

Dividing American Society
3
Inferiority or Equality?
23
Being Black in America
41
Right and Left Guilt and Sex
65
Do the Races Really Differ?
87
How Much Is Due to Bias?
109
Qualifications and Quotas
125
Ethnicity and Achievement
155
Voluntary and Imposed
173
Whats Best for Black Children?
189
The Role Race Plays
207
The Politics of Race
227
Statistical Sources
253
Acknowledgments
261
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Page ix - Two nations; between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets; who are formed by a different breeding, are fed by a different food, are ordered by different manners, and are not governed by the same laws.

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Andrew Hacker is a professor of political science at Queens College in New York City. He is the author of Mismatch and Money, as well as eight other books, and is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, Time, and Fortune, among other periodicals. Mr. Hacker lives in New York City.

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