By the Color of Our Skin: The Illusion of Integration and the Reality of Race
"Through detailed research, statistics, interviews, and anecdotes, they probe the depth of integration's failure in America by exploring the ways we live, learn, work, and think. They examine the gap between our attitudes and our behavior, between our perceptions and reality, by addressing such crucial questions as why blacks and whites see the world differently; why many whites believe that discrimination is a thing of the past; why blacks seem so angry; and why whites avoid intimacy with blacks. They look at our history, culture, media, and politics to understand how the myth of integration is perpetuated. They discuss integration success stories and ask whether they can translate to the rest of society. And they tell us what we can do to bring us closer to being a more racially honest nation."--BOOK JACKET.
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BY THE COLOR OF OUR SKIN: The Illusion of Integration and the Reality of RaceUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The authors revisit an old subject to shed belated tears for an honorable notion. Unfortunately, much of their talk about busing, white flight, and even affirmative action seems familiar to the point ... Read full review
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