By Jack Martin,Steven A. Tuch

More than part a century has handed because the booklet of An American hassle: The Negro challenge and smooth Democracy, Gunnar Myrdal's agonizing portrait of the pervasiveness of racially prejudiced attitudes and discriminatory practices in American existence. primary to Myrdal's paintings was once the ambiguity posed via the coexistence of race-based social, fiscal, and political inequality at the one hand, and the adored American cultural values of freedom and equality at the different. within the 5 a long time because the ebook of this paintings, there was a dramatic decline in white americans' overt expressions of anti-black and anti-integrationist sentiments and in lots of of the inequalities Myrdal highlighted in his enormous paintings. but the endurance of racial antipathy is facts of the ongoing difficulty of race in American society. This number of unique essays by means of prime race kin specialists makes a speciality of the hot historical past and present kingdom of racial attitudes within the usa. It addresses key matters and debates within the literature, and it contains chapters at the racial attitudes of African-Americans in addition to whites. the amount can be of serious significance to scholars and students eager about the sociology and politics of up to date American race relations.

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