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The Resource All that we can be : Black leadership and racial integration the Army way, Charles C. Moskos and John Sibley Butler

All that we can be : Black leadership and racial integration the Army way, Charles C. Moskos and John Sibley Butler

Label
All that we can be : Black leadership and racial integration the Army way
Title
All that we can be
Title remainder
Black leadership and racial integration the Army way
Statement of responsibility
Charles C. Moskos and John Sibley Butler
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • When one thinks of those institutions in America that have been at the vanguard of social change, the U.S. Army does not spring readily to mind. And yet, over the past two decades, the Army has become the most successfully integrated institution in America - from the ranks of the lowliest privates to the highest level of command. What has made the Army's experience so striking is that this success was achieved without resort to numerical quotas or manipulation of test scores, nor has the promotion of black officers engendered the racial resentment that has become all too common in business, government, and higher education
  • All That We Can Be reveals how the Army created such a smoothly functioning system, how it works, and how this military model can be adapted to fit the needs of civilian society. The authors, Charles C. Moskos and John Sibley Butler, are the nation's foremost authorities on race relations in the armed forces, and together they bring more than a half-century's experience observing and analyzing how the Army gets things done. Moskos and Butler point out that what makes the Army unique is that it is the only place in America where blacks routinely boss around whites, and in this book they lay out the path by which the Army has promoted excellence across racial lines. Colin Powell is the most visible symbol of the Army's success, for his career has exemplified the guiding tenets of the Army system of merit-based recruitment, training, and promotion
  • There are many surprising findings in this book, especially for those who may think of the Army as a hidebound and rigidly hierarchical organization. Moskos and Butler reveal how the Army has created a transracial "Afro-Anglo" culture that fosters organizational effectiveness, and they make the point that black advancement does not depend upon the absence of racists in an organization so long as opportunity channels exist for minorities. Moskos and Butler also describe in detail the success of the Army's educational programs in developing the academic skills of underprivileged recruits - blacks and whites alikeand which could serve the needs of civilian youth as well
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moskos, Charles C
Index
index present
LC call number
UB418.A47
LC item number
M67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Butler, John S.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American soldiers
  • Sociology, Military
  • United States
Label
All that we can be : Black leadership and racial integration the Army way, Charles C. Moskos and John Sibley Butler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Twentieth Century Fund book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Success story : with caveats -- Blacks in the common defense -- Making it : Afro-Americans in today's Army -- Handling contentious issues -- Preparing soldiers for a level playing field -- Army values and Black achievement -- Army lessons for American society
Control code
34617892
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780465001088
Lccn
96016570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
All that we can be : Black leadership and racial integration the Army way, Charles C. Moskos and John Sibley Butler
Publication
Note
"A Twentieth Century Fund book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Success story : with caveats -- Blacks in the common defense -- Making it : Afro-Americans in today's Army -- Handling contentious issues -- Preparing soldiers for a level playing field -- Army values and Black achievement -- Army lessons for American society
Control code
34617892
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780465001088
Lccn
96016570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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