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I highly recommend that everyone should read this book. It is heavy, time consuming reading, loaded with statistics (remembering the three kinds of lies: "lies, damned lies, and... Read morePublished on August 28, 2012 by Davidthecritic
The late Gore Vidal wrote a whole essay, entitled "Bad History," that skewers this book and its authors. Vidal refers to the book as "this curiously insistent racist tract. Read morePublished on August 10, 2012 by lowellsf
After reading this book one does not know whether to laugh out loud or just sit down by the roadside and cry. Read morePublished on September 20, 2009 by Herbert L Calhoun
Because I had enjoyed "No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning" I read the Thernstrom's previous book. Read morePublished on June 3, 2005 by Kelvin L. Reed
This book renders a thoughtful and persuasive treatment of the facts of racial divisions in the United States. Read morePublished on September 8, 2003 by Eugene A Jewett
This was a class text about race in America. It is a careful balance between recognizing past discrimination (which some conservatives ignore) and demonstrating the problems of... Read morePublished on January 20, 2003 by Sheila Tillman
As usual the grand "moralists" of the right are shown to be hypocrites.
In re Jewett:
In March, the Commission filed a complaint against Eugene Jewett alleging that he... Read more
The Thernstroms' have done everyone a great favor by thoroughly examining the issue of race in as fair a treatment as any I've ever read. Read morePublished on December 23, 2002 by Eugene A Jewett