The Ordeal of Integration: Progress and Resentment in America's

The Ordeal of Integration: Progress and Resentment in America's "Racial" Crisis / Edition 1

by Orlando Patterson
     
 


In this provocative new book, sociologist Orlando Patterson takes on the intractable dilemma of race in late 20th-century America. Using current demographic research, Patterson exposes common misperceptions about the lives and experiences of black and white Americans, misperceptions that are hampering the success of integration.See more details below

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In this provocative new book, sociologist Orlando Patterson takes on the intractable dilemma of race in late 20th-century America. Using current demographic research, Patterson exposes common misperceptions about the lives and experiences of black and white Americans, misperceptions that are hampering the success of integration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781887178976
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Series:
Ordeal of Integration Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
930,258
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.68(d)
Lexile:
1580L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1The Paradoxes of Integration15
2The Moral and Intellectual Crisis of Liberal Afro-American Advocacy83
3The Moral Crisis of Conservative "Racial" Advocacy113
4For Whom the Bell Curves: The Intellectual and Cultural Contradictions of Genetic Determinism125
5Why We Still Need Affirmative Action147
Conclusion: What Is to Be Done171
Notes205
Index225

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