"[A]rgues that the history of slavery, segregation, and racism continue to impact African Americans."-
Library Journal African American Issues
"[P]resents crucial issues for African Americans today, such as poverty, low graduation rates, high rates of babies born out of marriage, and the imprisonment of young people. Readers will learn that although there has been progress in the areas of equality and racism because of the civil rights movement, there is more work to be done. Roberts presents different sides of key debates. (such as affirmative action) and describes what readers can do to address continuing conflicts and problems."-
This stellar volume makes current events in the news, including slavery reparations, crime and punishment, cultural assimilation, Affirmative Action, school vouchers, standardized tests, Welfare-to-Work, stereotypes, and election reform, meaningful, with a format that gives historical context, reveals the main players, shows different sides of the issues, and provides questions and activities for full engagement.