The Persistence of Racism in America

The Persistence of Racism in America

by Thomas A. Powell, Thomas Powell


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Why have racist attitudes persisted in America despite tremendous changes in education and socialization during the last four decades? In this book Thomas Powell explains the patterns of beliefs, attitudes, and values that have supported these views. In a broad exploration that analyzes the values expressed by Western thinkers from the Enlightenment to contemporary thought, Powell reaches the controversial conclusion that racism is linked to many of our most cherished social, political, and religious values.

Author Biography: Thomas Powell is Professor of History at SUNY at Oswego.

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ISBN-13: 9780819185884
Publisher: University Press of America
Publication date: 05/01/1992
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.41(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Thomas Powell is Professor of History at SUNY at 'swego.

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Donald Henderson

Excellent analysis of America's thought and beliefs as a foundation for racist actions and attitudes. Powell has done a masterful job.....

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