Turning Back: The Retreat from Racial Justice in American Thought and Policy

Turning Back: The Retreat from Racial Justice in American Thought and Policy

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Turning Back: The Retreat from Racial Justice in American Thought and Policy by Stephen Steinberg

Winner of the ASA, Oliver Cox Award for Anti-Racist Scholarship

From the author of The Ethnic Myth comes this cogent analysis of how social science has placed a liberal gloss on racism and failed to champion civil rights. From a powerful critique of Gunnar Myrdal's classic An American Dilemma to a new epilogue that dismantles the myth of black progress, Turning Back offers a challenge to liberals as well as conservatives, blacks as well as whites, who have fueled the current backlash by providing a spurious intellectual cover for gutting affirmative action and other policies designed to advance the cause of racial justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807041215
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Stephen Steinberg teaches in the Department of Urban Studies at Queens College and the Ph.D. Program in Sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is the author of The Ethnic Myth.

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