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2. "Invisible" and Visible Hands: Racial Disparity in the Labor Market
3. From School to Work . . . in Black and White: A Case Study
4. Getting a Job, Not Getting a Job: Employment Divergence Begins
5. Evaluating Market Explanations: The Declining Significance of Race and Racial Deficits Approaches
6. Embedded Transitions: School Ties and the Unanticipated Significance of Race
7. Networks of Inclusion, Networks of Exclusion: The Production and Maintenance of Segregated Opportunity Structures
8. White Privilege and Black Accommodation: Where Past and Contemporary Discrimination Converge
Appendix: Subjects’ Occupations at the Time of the Study
Posted May 6, 2009
Although well written, Royster's analysis falls short. Her unoriginal work seems loosely organized and could have been better researched before publishing. I look forward to her future work, since she seems to be a promising scholar, yet this book is an incomplete analysis on an important and expansive topic.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 10, 2004
Give this book to relatives, friends, students who think that race discrimination is history in America. Royster is a fabulous interviewer and writer. Her fifty young graduates of vocational high school (half African-American, half white) open up to her with heartbreaking honesty. White kids are successful because of the web of older white friends, relatives, and teachers in their school who make sure that they have jobs, even when they have criminal convictions. They praise the skills of some black classmates but feel no obligation to help them, as they themselves have been helped. The black young men think many of the white men are 'cool,' but make no demands. Anyone who doesn't see the need for affirmative action should read this book.
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