Book Reviews of Two Nations : Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal

Two Nations : Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal
Two Nations Black and White Separate Hostile Unequal
Author: Andrew Hacker
ISBN-13: 9780345405371
ISBN-10: 0345405374
Publication Date: 11/7/1995
Pages: 304
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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The author, a political science professor at Queens College in New York City, contends that whites' deep-rooted, pervasive racism against blacks has created "America's version of apartheid." Many white Americans, especially political conservatives, still harbor the prejudice that blacks are genetically inferior, he states. In an important, powerfully argued, dispassionate report that makes liberal use of tables and statistics, Hacker ( The End of the American Era ) documents racist attitudes and practices in the business sector, reveals the low percentage of blacks enrolled in colleges and exposes white racism in politics, employment practices and education and the public's perception of crime and welfare. Turning to blacks' "self-inflicted genocide" through drugs and street violence, he argues that white America shares a large measure of responsibility for this situation because it has fostered a racial chasm--a divide that seems likely to persist unless drastic steps are taken.
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An excellent analysis of why race remains American's depest and most enduring division.