Blacks in the White Elite: Will the Progress Continue? / Edition 1

Blacks in the White Elite: Will the Progress Continue? / Edition 1

by Richard L. Zweigenhaft, G. William Domhoff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742516210

ISBN-13: 9780742516212

Pub. Date: 07/15/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This extensively revised edition of Blacks in the White Establishment? adds fifteen years to the life stories of the African Americans whose opportunities were dramatically changed by a nationally prominent educational opportunity program that provided scholarships for disadvantaged people of color to attend the same elite boarding schools that educate the children

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This extensively revised edition of Blacks in the White Establishment? adds fifteen years to the life stories of the African Americans whose opportunities were dramatically changed by a nationally prominent educational opportunity program that provided scholarships for disadvantaged people of color to attend the same elite boarding schools that educate the children of wealthy white Americans. Beyond tracing the individuals into middle age, and expanding coverage of their careers, with special attention to experiences in the corporate world, a new chapter on their children's education and early careers gives the new edition a poignant and unusual intergenerational perspective. Blacks in the White Elite shows why America is at a crucial juncture in relations between blacks and whites, when advances made since the Civil Rights Movement could either continue or retrench, depending on the decisions made by our governments, communities, and schools. The voices of African Americans heard in this book bring home for the reader the everyday impact of national policy issues and debates on race and class in America.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742516212
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Chapter One: From the Ghetto to the Elite Chapter 3 Chapter Two: The Summer Program: "This Is Your Spring Training, and That's Where Pennants and World Championships are Won" Chapter 4 Chapter Three: The Prep School Years Chapter 5 Chapter Four: ABC Students in College Chapter 6 Chapter Five: Relationships: Friendships, Dating and Marriage Chapter 7 Chapter Six: Careers Chapter 8 Chapter Seven: Blacks in the Corporate Elite Chapter 9 Chapter Eight: The Children of ABC Graduates Chapter 10 Chapter Nine: Mobility, Social Class, and Racial Identity Chapter 11 Appendix One: The Sample and Our Methods Chapter 12 Appendix Two: The Creation, Funding, and Evolution of a Better Chance

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