Civil Rights: RHETORIC OR REALITY

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Political Science - 168 pages
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It is now more than three decades since the historic Supreme Court decision on desegregation, Brown v. Board of Education. Thomas Sowell takes a tough, factual look at what has actually happened over these decades -- as distinguished from the hopes with which they began or the rhetoric with which they continue, Who has gained and who has lost? Which of the assumptions behind the civil rights revolution have stood the test of time and which have proven to be mistaken or even catastrophic to those who were supposed to be helped?

 

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Another book deemed controversial by economist Thomas Sowell. In it, he parses the figures used by civil rights "advocates" to portray America as no better today than it was in 1830. Yet honest ... Read full review

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When heavy artillery is needed in the fight against collectivist propaganda, then it's time to wheel out Thomas Sowell. Now in his late seventies, this distinguished economist and political ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SIX
NOTES
SEARCHABLE TERMS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Previously Published Books
Copyright
About the Publisher
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Thomas Sowell is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He has been a professor of economics at leading American colleges and universities, and has lectured in Singapore, Israel, Switzerland, and Germany, as well as across the United States.

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