Civil Rights: RHETORIC OR REALITY
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - HistReader - LibraryThing
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
CIVIL RIGHTS: Rhetoric Or Reality?User Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A polemic aimed at what conservative economist and author Sowell (Hoover Institution, Ethnic America, The Economics and Politics of Peace) calls the "civil rights vision." The original intention of ... Read full review