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Author Wachtel, Paul L., 1940-

Title Race in the mind of America : breaking the vicious circle between Blacks and whites / Paul L. Wachtel.

Imprint New York : Routledge, 1999.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.8 W114r    ---  Available
Description xi, 329 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-321) and index.
Contents Introduction : the ironic dynamics of race -- Talking about racism : how our dialogue gets short-circuited -- Blaming the victim? -- The debate over culture -- Ideology and IQ : moving beyond the Bell curve -- Is racism inevitable? Motivational foundations of white racial attitudes -- Prejudice without intention? "Cognitive" foundations of white racial attitudes -- The complexities of the black response to oppression : strengths and vulnerabilities, pride and self-doubt -- Integration, assimilation, and separatism : the ambiguities of identity -- Crime and the multiple causes and effects of inequality -- Separate neighborhoods, separate destinies -- Beyond affirmative action : toward a resolution of our divisions -- Breaking the cycle of poverty and disadvantage : head starts, handicaps, and the importance of ongoing life circumstances -- Beyond black and white.
Subject Racism -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
United States -- Race relations -- Psychological aspects.
ISBN 0415920000
0415920019 (pbk.)

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