The Resource Winning the race : beyond the crisis in Black America, John McWhorter

Winning the race : beyond the crisis in Black America, John McWhorter

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Winning the race : beyond the crisis in Black America
Title
Winning the race
Title remainder
beyond the crisis in Black America
Statement of responsibility
John McWhorter
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Four decades after the great victories of the Civil Rights Movement secured equal rights for African-Americans, black America is in crisis. Indeed, by most measurable standards, conditions for many blacks have grown worse since 1965: desperate poverty, incarceration rates, teenage pregnancy and out-of- wedlock births, and educational failures. For years, pundits have blamed these problems on forces outside the black community. But now, in a broad-ranging re-envisioning of the post-Civil Rights black American experience, author McWhorter argues that black America's current problems began with an unintended byproduct of the Civil Rights revolution, a crippling mindset of "therapeutic alienation." This wary stance toward mainstream American culture, although it is a legacy of racism in the past, continues to hold blacks back, and McWhorter traces the poisonous effects of this defeatist attitude. McWhorter puts forth a new vision of black leadership, arguing that both blacks and whites must abolish the culture of victimhood.--From publisher description
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DLC
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McWhorter, John H
Dewey number
305.896/073
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.M427 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Inner cities
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • Rassenbeziehung
  • Soziale Situation
  • Wirtschaftliche Lage
  • USA
  • Schwarze
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Winning the race : beyond the crisis in Black America, John McWhorter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-420) and index
Contents
[Pt. 1]: Tracing it. The birth of the inner city : the conventional wisdom ; The birth of the inner city, part one : Indianapolis ; The birth of the inner city, part two : the saga ; Why are you talking about blacks on welfare? -- [Pt. 2]: Facing it. The meme of therapeutic alienation : defined by deviance ; What about black middle-class rage? ; What about the view from the ivory tower? -- [Pt. 3]: Erasing it. Therapeutic alienation meets hitting the books : "acting white" and Affirmative Action revisited ; The "hip-hop revolution" : therapeutic alienation on a rhythm track ; Therapeutic alienation as a plan of action? : New black leadership for New Negroes
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 434 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)860833385
Label
Winning the race : beyond the crisis in Black America, John McWhorter
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-420) and index
Contents
[Pt. 1]: Tracing it. The birth of the inner city : the conventional wisdom ; The birth of the inner city, part one : Indianapolis ; The birth of the inner city, part two : the saga ; Why are you talking about blacks on welfare? -- [Pt. 2]: Facing it. The meme of therapeutic alienation : defined by deviance ; What about black middle-class rage? ; What about the view from the ivory tower? -- [Pt. 3]: Erasing it. Therapeutic alienation meets hitting the books : "acting white" and Affirmative Action revisited ; The "hip-hop revolution" : therapeutic alienation on a rhythm track ; Therapeutic alienation as a plan of action? : New black leadership for New Negroes
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 434 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)860833385

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