The Black elite: still facing the color line in the twenty-first century

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Sep 30, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 315 pages
Using in-depth interviews of high achieving African Americans who came of age prior to or before the Civil Rights movement and those who grew up in the post-Civil Rights era, this book documents that race still matters in the twenty-first century. The work details the lived experiences of African Americans and how they grapple daily with what W. E. Du Bois called the double consciousness, living within and between two worlds. A new chapter details how the post-Civil Rights generation interprets and navigates the racial terrain differently than the Civil Rights generation, which has implication for group identity and group mobility.

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Race Lessons Patterns and Propositions I
The Impact of Violence
The Color Line across the World of Work

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Hampton University