INTRODUCTION

Two experiences impelled me to write this book. The first was hearing students of color in my university assert over and over that nothing has changed, that American society is as racist now as it has always been. I had two reactions. On the one hand, they are wrong. Thirty years ago they (and I) wo...

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Published in: Facing Up to the American Dream p. 3
Main Author: Jennifer L. Hochschild
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Princeton University Press 08-05-1996
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Summary: Two experiences impelled me to write this book. The first was hearing students of color in my university assert over and over that nothing has changed, that American society is as racist now as it has always been. I had two reactions. On the one hand, they are wrong. Thirty years ago they (and I) would not have been sitting in a university seminar room discussing racism in America or anything else; seventy-five years ago they might have been lynched for talking about racism in public. On the other hand, their vehemence, intelligence, and sheer repetition convinced me that there
ISBN: 9780691029207
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