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Author Higginbotham, F. Michael, author.

Title Ghosts of Jim Crow : ending racism in post-racial America / F. Michael Higginbotham.


Location Call No. Status
 Humphreys HS Nonfiction  305.896 HIG    CHECK SHELF
 Vilseck HS Nonfiction  305.896 HIG    CHECK SHELF
Description x, 316 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Creating the paradigm : racial hierarchy. Constructing racial categories from the nation's founding to the Civil War ; Maintaining white dominance during Reconstruction ; Preventing black excellence between Plessy and Brown -- Sustaining the paradigm : white isolation and black separation and subordination. Maintaining racial segregation in schools and neighborhoods from Brown to the 21st century ; Victimizing blacks in the 21st century -- Ending the paradigm : building a post-racial America. Black empowerment and self-help ; Integration and equality.
Summary Presents the argument that in spite of the election of America's first black president, the United States is not yet a post-racial society, as institutionalized racism still exists as holdovers in the structure of the nation's laws and economy.
Subject African Americans -- Civil rights -- History.
African Americans -- Segregation -- History.
United States -- Race relations.
Racism -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9780814737477

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