ISBN-10:
0521470625
ISBN-13:
9780521470629
Pub. Date:
11/25/1994
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN-10:
0521470625
ISBN-13:
9780521470629
Pub. Date:
11/25/1994
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Faded Dreams: The Politics and Economics of Race in America

Faded Dreams: The Politics and Economics of Race in America

by Martin Carnoy Martin Carnoy

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Overview

Faded Dreams paints a new and challenging picture of how racial inequality has evolved in America. Martin Carnoy shows that three dominant views of economic differences between blacks and whites—that blacks are individually responsible for not taking advantage of market opportunities, that the world economy has changed in ways that puts blacks at a tremendous disadvantage compared to whites, and that pervasive racism is holding blacks down—do not adequately explain why blacks made such large gains in the past and stopped making them in the 1980s and 1990s. Using a systematic analysis of fifty years of data on income, education, and the variety of jobs that both blacks and whites have held, Faded Dreams offers a powerful argument for active government intervention to improve the education and living conditions of disadvantaged black children.


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ISBN-13: 9780521470629
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/25/1994
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The ups and downs of African-American fortunes; 3. The politics of explaining inequality; 4. Are blacks to blame?; 5. Is the economy to blame?; 6. Has racism and discrimination increased?; 7. Politics and black educational opportunity; 8. Politics and black job opportunities (I); 9. Politics and black job opportunities (II); 10. Black economic gains and ideology: The White House factor; 11. Any hope for greater equality?

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