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Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal

Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal

by Andrew Hacker

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Overview

In this groundbreaking study, Andrew Hacker offers a fresh and disturbing examination of the divisions of color and class in present-day America, analyzing the conditions that keep black and white Americans dangerously far apart in their ability to achieve the American dream.

Why, despite continued efforts to increase understanding and expand opportunities, do black and white Americans still lead separate lives, continually marked by tension and hostility? In his much-lauded classic and updated version reflecting the changing realities of race in our nation, Andrew Hacker explains the origins and meaning of racism and clarifies the conflicting theories of equality and inferiority. He paints a stark picture of racial inequality in America—focusing on family life, education, income, and employment—and explores the controversies over politics, crime, and the causes of the gap between the races.

Reasoned, accurate, and devastating, Two Nations demonstrates how this great and dividing issue has defined America's history and the pivotal role it will play in the future.


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ISBN-13: 9781439104941
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 05/11/2010
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Andrew Hacker is a professor of political science at Queens College in New York City. He is the author of Mismatch and Money, as well as eight other books, and is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, Time, and Fortune, among other periodicals. Mr. Hacker lives in New York City.
Andrew Hacker is a professor of political science at Queens College in New York City. His books include Downfall: The Demise of a President and His Party, Two Nations, Higher Education?, and The Math Myth. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, Time, and Fortune, among other periodicals. Mr. Hacker lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface

PART I

1. Dividing American Society

2. Race and Racism: Inferiority or Equality?

3. Being Black in America

4. White Responses: Right and Left, Guilt and Sex

PART II

5. Parents and Children: Do the Races Really Differ?

6. The Racial Income Gap: How Much Is Due to Bias?

7. Equity in Employment: Qualifications and Quotas

8. Education: Ethnicity and Achievement

9. Segregated Schooling: Voluntary and Imposed

10. What's Best for Black Children?

11. Crime: The Role Race Plays

12. The Politics of Race

Statistical Sources

Quoted and Cited Sources

Acknowledgments
Index

Copyright © 1992, 1995, 2003 by Andrew Hacker

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