America in Black and White by Stephan Thernstrom
One Nation, Indivisible

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In a book destined to become a classic, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom present important new information about the positive changes that have been achieved and the measurable improvement in the lives of the majority of African-Americans. Supporting their conclusions with statistics on education, earnings, and housing, they argue that the perception of serious racial divisions in this country is outdated -- and dangerous.

About Stephan Thernstrom

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Stephan Thernstrom, the Winthrop Professor of History at Harvard University, is the editor of The Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups and the author of several other books.
Published July 14, 2009 by Simon & Schuster. 704 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Countering the famously pessimistic conclusion of the 1968 Kerner Commission report that America is evolving into two societies, black and white, the authors convincingly point out that segregation by law is no longer in force, that white hostility has sharply abated, and that remaining inequalit...

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Though the Thernstroms note usefully that black leaders tend to be more negative about American progress than ordinary citizens, their one chapter on public attitudes cannot fully explore why our nation has not moved further toward becoming ""indivisible."" Stephan Thernstrom is the editor of The...

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Liberal Racism is not a book about affirmative action.

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