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The Resource The anatomy of racial inequality, Glenn C. Loury, (electronic resource)

The anatomy of racial inequality, Glenn C. Loury, (electronic resource)

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The anatomy of racial inequality
Title
The anatomy of racial inequality
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Glenn C. Loury
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eng
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CaPaEBR
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Loury, Glenn C
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.L675 2002eb
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ebrary, Inc
Series statement
The W.E.B. Du Bois lectures
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Race discrimination
  • Race discrimination
  • United States
  • United States
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Speaking wisely and provocatively about the political economy of race, Glenn Loury has become one of our most prominent black intellectuals--and, because of his challenges to the orthodoxies of both left and right, one of the most controversial. A major statement of a position developed over the past decade, this book both epitomizes and explains Loury's understanding of the depressed conditions of so much of black society today--and the origins, consequences, and implications for the future of these conditions. Using an economist's approach, Loury describes a vicious cycle of tainted social information that has resulted in a self-replicating pattern of racial stereotypes that rationalize and sustain discrimination. His analysis shows how the restrictions placed on black development by stereotypical and stigmatizing racial thinking deny a whole segment of the population the possibility of self-actualization that American society reveres--something that many contend would be undermined by remedies such as affirmative action. On the contrary, this book persuasively argues that the promise of fairness and individual freedom and dignity will remain unfulfilled without some forms of intervention based on race. Brilliant in its account of how racial classifications are created and perpetuated, and how they resonate through the social, psychological, spiritual, and economic life of the nation, this compelling and passionate book gives us a new way of seeing--and, perhaps, seeing beyond--the damning categorization of race in America
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The anatomy of racial inequality, Glenn C. Loury, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-219) and index
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OCM1bookssj0000103217
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unknown
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9780674012424
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000103217
Label
The anatomy of racial inequality, Glenn C. Loury, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-219) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000103217
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780674012424
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000103217

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