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Black Wealth / White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality Hardcover – May 5, 2006
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"...reveals for the first time the full economic damage caused by the special difficulties that blacks face.... These facts need to be publicized so that white Americans can be made aware of the extent to which the civil rights movement of the 1960s failed to achieve its goal of fairness for blacks." -- George M. Fredrickson, The New York Review of Books
"In Black Wealth/White Wealth," sociologists Melvin Oliver and Tom Shapiro documented the huge racial disparity in accumulated resources." -- Newsweek --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Thomas Shapiro is Professor, Brandeis University.
Top Customer Reviews
Overall, I found the book to be scholarly, yet accessible to those who don't hold a Ph.D. in research methodology. The information was nicely balanced; the interviews complemented the extensive survey data and everything was clearly presented. My only complaint is that the statistical information was not presented in the appendix with the tables. This would have been useful and meaningful to academics reading the book. That being said, the thesis is a profound one, and for all those with an interest in social equity and social policy this is a must-read.
You'd make it a point not invest the majority of your wealth in the home and car after reading this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
A must read for every African American person in America. From reparations to equal pay, it's between the cover of this book.Published 14 months ago by Elayne
Hey hey, I said I liked it. our asking for too many details. Seven more words, Good lord, its just a book.Published on August 29, 2013 by Lee R. Smith
very good quality and super fast delivery
I especially love the notes on the front pages, I think it may help me a lot~~