Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era: Now You See It, Now You Don't

Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era: Now You See It, Now You Don't

by Robert C. Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791424383

ISBN-13: 9780791424384

Pub. Date: 04/22/1996

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This book convincingly demonstrates that racism continues to exist in contemporary American society twenty-five years after the civil rights revolution.

This is the first book to assess in a systematic and theoretically informed way the course and status of racism in the post-civil rights era. It convincingly demonstrates that racism continues to exist in

Overview

This book convincingly demonstrates that racism continues to exist in contemporary American society twenty-five years after the civil rights revolution.

This is the first book to assess in a systematic and theoretically informed way the course and status of racism in the post-civil rights era. It convincingly demonstrates that racism continues to exist in contemporary American society twenty-five years after the civil rights revolution. Smith clarifies the concept of racism through a historical analysis of the doctrine and practice of white supremacy. Then, drawing on a variety of data—surveys, court cases, the academic literature, government and privately collected statistical reports and studies, and personal experiences—Smith traces the present-day manifestations of racism ideologically, attitudinally, behaviorally, and institutionally. The final chapter presents a detailed critique of the literature on the black underclass and of William Julius Wilson’s thesis on the declining significance of racism in explaining the underclass. In the process, it presents a persuasive argument that the persistence and growth of the underclass is itself major evidence of the prevalence of racism today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791424384
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
04/22/1996
Series:
SUNY series in African American Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Tables

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Historical Considerations on the Doctrine of White Supremacy and Its Status in the Post-Civil Rights Era

2. Racism: Toward Conceptual Clarification of the Institutional Mode

3. Individual Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era

4. Institutional Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era

5. Internal Inferiorization in the Post-Civil Rights Era

6. Racism in the Emergence and Persistence of the Black "Underclass": A Critique of the Wilson Paradigm

Epilogue

Notes

Index

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