Beyond the Color Line: New Perspectives on Race and by Abigail M. Thernstrom, Stephan Thernstrom

By Abigail M. Thernstrom, Stephan Thernstrom

Twenty-five essays overlaying more than a few components from faith and immigration to kinfolk constitution and crime study America's altering racial and ethnic scene. They in actual fact convey that outdated civil rights innovations won't clear up present day difficulties and supply a daring new civil rights time table in accordance with trendy realities.

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The situation of blacks in the United States is sui generis. Although there are many points of resemblance between African Americans and immigrant groups that also encountered prejudice and discrimination, the differences are fundamental. No other group has such a bitter heritage of centuries of enslavement, followed by several decades of disfranchisement and legally enforced separation and subordination in the Jim Crow South and by intense racist hostility in the rest of the country. Hoover Press : Thernstrom DP5 HPTHER0100 08-01-01 The Demography of Racial and Ethnic Groups rev1 page 21 21 Nonetheless, in spite of this unique history, the assumption that blacks today should still be regarded as victims who must be treated “differently” in order to be treated “equally” is mistaken.

It subdivided the “Asian and Pacific Islander” category into two: “Asian” and “Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders,” so there are now five officially recognized races. Hoover Press : Thernstrom 34 DP5 HPTHER0100 08-01-01 rev1 page 34 Stephan Thernstrom And it allowed people of mixed race to select more than one racial designation from the list of five. 6. Regents of the Univ. of Calif. v. S. 265, 407 (1978). 7. See Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom, America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997), part III, for a critical analysis of racially preferential policies.

Of Calif. v. S. 265, 407 (1978). 7. See Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom, America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997), part III, for a critical analysis of racially preferential policies. 8. , p. 138. 9. , part I. The enormous progress made by blacks since the 1960s and the sharp decline in white prejudice are reviewed in part II and the conclusion to the work. 10. , pp. 237, 240. 11. , pp. 352–59. , pp. 359–82. 12. S. S. S. S. S. S. Government Printing Office, 1991), table 43.

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