Double Exposure: Poverty & Race in America

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M.E. Sharpe, 1997 - Social Science - 258 pages
"A provocative and powerful collection of eclectic writings on the central moral issue of our times". -- Jonathan Kozol, author of Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation

"Double Exposure delivers a double dose of smart writing, controlled anger, and devasting common sense". -- Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Worst Years of Our Lives: Irreverent Notes from a Decade of Greed

This book provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive review of the major topics surrounding our country s most troublesome and seemingly intractable social problem: the intersection of race and poverty.

The sixty-three contributions -- by some of the nation's leading thinkers and activists (Nathan Glazer, Roger Wilkins, Senator Bill Bradley, Brent Staples, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Manning Marable, Howard Winant, Benjamin DeMott, Max Frankel, Herbert Gans, Henry Hampton, Julian Bond, and many others), representing a variety of disciplines and backgrounds -- are organized under seven key topics: affirmative action; the "permanence of racism" thesis; the use and utility of racial and ethnic categories; multiculturalism; immigration; the "underclass" debate; and democracy/equality.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Commentaries
17
Masking the Differences Between
39
The New International Dynamics of Race
45
One Drop of Blood
57
The Limitations of Directive 15
72
The Error of the Third Type
77
The Multiracial Proposal
83
The Welfare Quiz
144
Racism and Multicultural Democracy
151
The Debate on Multiculturalism
160
The Questions to Be Asked
171
Scapegoating
178
The Armys Success
182
Reparations
191
Race Wealth and Inequality in America
203

A Single Census Question to Measure Race Spanish Origin
90
Who Thought of Dropping Racial Categories and Why?
97
Newcomers and Established Residents
105
Commentary
112
A Portrait from the 1990
123
The Immigration Quiz
130
Segregation and the Making of
135
The Key to InnerCity Progress
217
Commentaries
223
The Economic Inequality Quiz
232
Contributors
241
PRRAC Board of Directors and Social Science
247
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About the author (1997)

Julian Bond is the chairman of the NAACP & lives in Washington, D.C.

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