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

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

Contemporary Sociology
Offers an engaging portrait both of how prep schools engage in socialization to power and of just how persuasively race channels and constrains the lives of even those Blacks admitted to such places as Andover, Choate, Exeter, Groton, and Middlesex.
— Lawrence Bobo
Contemporary Psychology
Zweigenhaft and Domhoff have done a great service to any interested scholar, policy analyst, or teacher who seeks to understand the intricate weaving of race and class in America. A fascinating look at the lives of people who have gone through rather extraordinary cultural change.
— James M. Jones
CHOICE
This stimulating and exemplary work shows what education can accomplish as a vehicle of social change, and is well worth reading. Highly recommended.
The Black Scholar
Sensitive and engrossing.
Choice
This stimulating and exemplary work shows what education can accomplish as a vehicle of social change, and is well worth reading. Highly recommended.
Contemporary Sociology - Lawrence Bobo
Offers an engaging portrait both of how prep schools engage in socialization to power and of just how persuasively race channels and constrains the lives of even those Blacks admitted to such places as Andover, Choate, Exeter, Groton, and Middlesex.
Contemporary Psychology - James M. Jones
Zweigenhaft and Domhoff have done a great service to any interested scholar, policy analyst, or teacher who seeks to understand the intricate weaving of race and class in America. A fascinating look at the lives of people who have gone through rather extraordinary cultural change.
Earl Smith
A page-turner. In this updated study we have here a gripping account of strivings similar to those recounted by W.E.B. DuBois in his 1903 classic The Souls of Black Folk. It can be easily adapted for use in the classroom.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742516212
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/15/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,025,327
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard L. Zweigenhaft, Dana Professor of Psychology at Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina, is co-author with William Domhoff of Diversity in the Power Elite. G. William Domhoff is research professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz and author of Who Rules America.

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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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