The Myth of Black Progress

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CUP Archive, Jun 27, 1986 - History - 198 pages
In this important analysis of the status of black Americans since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Professor Alphonso Pinkey refutes the popular neoconservative stance that race is no longer a major factor in the efforts of black Americans to achieve socioeconomic parity. Instead, Professor Pinkey argues, race continues to be an ever-present factor in American life. He bases his argument on detailed analysis of data that support his discussion of income and unemployment, the black middle class, the growing underclass and educational issues such as open admissions, busing and affirmative action.
 

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Contents

Social scientists and the myth of black
7
The present work
16
The politics of distribution in an era
23
The debate about morals and values enters
30
Class and race in America
46
White attitudes and behavior toward black
58
Income occupation and unemployment
81
And the black underclass
115
Some educational issues
135
Bakke Weber and the myth of reverse
150
After the Bakke decision
158
Black equity in white America
167
Notes
180
Index
195
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