''[This] should be required reading for anyone interested in policy questions involving race and ethnicity . . . The book's extraordinary merit is its application of demographic and economic analysis to historical and social materials.'' --New Republic
is at once useful as a concise history of major ethnic groups and significant as a quiet but powerful attack on liberal beliefs about minorities, racism, segregation, and affirmative action.'' --New York Times Book Review
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About the Author
Thomas Sowell has taught economics at a number of colleges and universities, including Cornell, University of California Los Angeles, and Amherst. He has published both scholarly and popular articles and books on economics, and is currently a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.