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The Resource Winning the race : beyond the crisis in Black America, John McWhorter

Winning the race : beyond the crisis in Black America, John McWhorter

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Winning the race : beyond the crisis in Black America
Title
Winning the race
Title remainder
beyond the crisis in Black America
Statement of responsibility
John McWhorter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Four decades after the great victories of the Civil Rights Movement secured equal rights for African-Americans, black America is in crisis. Indeed, by most measurable standards, conditions for many blacks have grown worse since 1965: desperate poverty, incarceration rates, teenage pregnancy and out-of- wedlock births, and educational failures. For years, pundits have blamed these problems on forces outside the black community. But now, in a broad-ranging re-envisioning of the post-Civil Rights black American experience, author McWhorter argues that black America's current problems began with an unintended byproduct of the Civil Rights revolution, a crippling mindset of "therapeutic alienation." This wary stance toward mainstream American culture, although it is a legacy of racism in the past, continues to hold blacks back, and McWhorter traces the poisonous effects of this defeatist attitude. McWhorter puts forth a new vision of black leadership, arguing that both blacks and whites must abolish the culture of victimhood--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McWhorter, John H
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.M427 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Inner cities
  • African Americans
  • United States
Label
Winning the race : beyond the crisis in Black America, John McWhorter
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-420) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 434 pages
Isbn
9781592401888
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005023472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781592401888 (hardcover)
System control number
07-B1581
Label
Winning the race : beyond the crisis in Black America, John McWhorter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-420) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 434 pages
Isbn
9781592401888
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005023472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781592401888 (hardcover)
System control number
07-B1581

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