On the contrary, this book persuasively argues that the promise of fairness and individual freedom and dignity will remain unfulfilled without some forms of intervention based on race. Brilliant in its account of how racial classifications are created and perpetuated, perhaps, and economic life of the nation, and how they resonate through the social, spiritual, this compelling and passionate book gives us a new way of seeing--and, psychological, seeing beyond--the damning categorization of race in America.
. A major statement of a position developed over the past decade, consequences, this book both epitomizes and explains Loury's understanding of the depressed conditions of so much of black society today--and the origins, and implications for the future of these conditions. Using an economist's approach, loury describes a vicious cycle of tainted social information that has resulted in a self-replicating pattern of racial stereotypes that rationalize and sustain discrimination.
Used book in Good Condition. Speaking wisely and provocatively about the political economy of race, Glenn Loury has become one of our most prominent black intellectuals--and, because of his challenges to the orthodoxies of both left and right, one of the most controversial. His analysis shows how the restrictions placed on black development by stereotypical and stigmatizing racial thinking deny a whole segment of the population the possibility of self-actualization that American society reveres--something that many contend would be undermined by remedies such as affirmative action.
Race, Incarceration, and American Values Boston Review Books
Moreover, conservatives and liberals agree that the growth in our prison population has long passed the point of diminishing returns. He connects this policy to our history of racial oppression, showing that the punitive turn in American politics and culture emerged in the post-civil rights years and has today become the main vehicle for the reproduction of racial hierarchies.
Economist glenn loury argues that this extraordinary mass incarceration is not a response to rising crime rates or a proud success of social policy. Why stigmatizing and confining a large segment of our population should be unacceptable to all Americans. The united states, home to five percent of the world's population, now houses twenty-five percent of the world's prison inmates.
Loury's call to action makes all of us now responsible for ensuring that the policy changes. More pointedly, it is 6. 2 times the Canadian rate and 12. 3 times the rate in Japan. Our incarceration rate―at 714 per 100, 000 residents and rising―is almost forty percent greater than our nearest competitors the Bahamas, Belarus, and Russia.
Instead, it is the product of a generation-old collective decision to become a more punitive society. Stigmatizing and confining of a large segment of our population should be unacceptable to Americans.
One by One from the Inside Out : Essays and Reviews on Race and Responsibility in America
In a call for a fundamental reconsideration of racial inequality in America, the standard dichotomy of liberal and conservative policies is dismissed in favor of genuine interracial acceptance and self-accountability.
The Race between Education and Technology
Belknap Press. Had begun to educate its masses at the secondary level, not just in the primary schools that had remarkable success in the nineteenth century. The book argues that technological change, education, and inequality have been involved in a kind of race. The authors discuss the complex reasons for this, and what might be done to ameliorate it.
During the first eight decades of the twentieth century, the increase of educated workers was higher than the demand for them. That is, the american educational system is what made America the richest nation in the world. Its educational system had always been less elite than that of most European nations.
However, the reverse has been true since about 1980 The authors propose that the twentieth century was not only the American Century but also the Human Capital Century. This book provides a careful historical analysis of the co-evolution of educational attainment and the wage structure in the United States through the twentieth century.
By 1900 the U. S. This educational slow-down was accompanied by rising inequality. This had the effect of boosting income for most people and lowering inequality.
Philosophy and Real Politics
But in philosophy and real politics, Raymond Geuss argues that philosophers should first try to understand why real political actors behave as they actually do. To understand politics is to understand the powers, motives, and concepts that people have and that shape how they deal with the problems they face in their particular historical situations.
Many contemporary political thinkers are gripped by the belief that their task is to develop an ideal theory of rights or justice for guiding and judging political actions. Philosophy and real politics both outlines a historically oriented, realistic political philosophy and criticizes liberal political philosophies based on abstract conceptions of rights and justice.
Princeton University Press. Belknap Press. Far from being applied ethics, politics is a skill that allows people to survive and pursue their goals. The book is a trenchant critique of established ways of thought and a provocative call for change.
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
Princeton University Press. Belknap Press. In the face of skyrocketing murder rates and the proliferation of open-air drug markets, they believed they had no choice. Public defender, police officers, Forman tells riveting stories of politicians, community activists, defendants, and crime victims. Mayor marion barry and federal prosecutor eric Holder, feared that the gains of the civil rights movement were being undermined by lawlessness―and thus embraced tough-on-crime measures, including longer sentences and aggressive police tactics.
He writes with compassion about individuals trapped in terrible dilemmas―from the men and women he represented in court to officials struggling to respond to a public safety emergency. Winner of the 2018 pulitzer prize for general non-fictionlong-listed for the national book awardfinalist, current Interest Category, Los Angeles Times Book PrizesOne of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2017Short-listed for the Inaugural Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social JusticeFormer public defender James Forman, Jr.
Locking up our own enriches our understanding of why our society became so punitive and offers important lessons to anyone concerned about the future of race and the criminal justice system in this country. Many prominent black officials, including Washington, D. C. Is a leading critic of mass incarceration and its disproportionate impact on people of color.
In locking up our own, he seeks to understand the war on crime that began in the 1970s and why it was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s urban centers.
The Asian American Achievement Paradox
Teachers and guidance counselors, for example, and studious, who presume that Asian American students are smart, disciplined, provide them with extra help and steer them toward competitive academic programs. Belknap Press. This success frame is reinforced in many local Asian communities, which make resources such as college preparation courses and tutoring available to group members, including their low-income members.
They bring a specific “success frame, ” which is strictly defined as earning a degree from an elite university and working in a high-status field. Yet the expectations of high achievement come with a cost: the notion of Asian American success creates an “achievement paradox” in which Asian Americans who do not fit the success frame feel like failures or racial outliers.
An insightful counter to notions of culture based on stereotypes, The Asian American Achievement Paradox offers a deft and nuanced understanding how and why certain immigrant groups succeed. While the success frame accounts for part of asian Americans’ high rates of achievement, Lee and Zhou also find that institutions, such as public schools, are crucial in supporting the cycle of Asian American achievement.
Asian americans are often stereotyped as the “model minority. Their sizeable presence at elite universities and high household incomes have helped construct the narrative of Asian American “exceptionalism. While many scholars and activists characterize this as a myth, pundits claim that Asian Americans’ educational attainment is the result of unique cultural values.
While pundits ascribe asian american success to the assumed superior traits intrinsic to Asian culture, cultural, Lee and Zhou show how historical, and institutional elements work together to confer advantages to specific populations.
Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America
With losing the Race, a bold new voice rises among black intellectuals. Belknap Press. Princeton University Press. Now he dares to say the unsayable: racism's ugliest legacy is the disease of defeatism that has infected black America. Russell Sage Foundation. Berkeley linguistics professor John McWhorter, born at the dawn of the post-Civil Rights era, spent years trying to make sense of this question.
Losing the race explores the three main components of this cultural virus: the cults of victimology, separatism, and antiintellectualism that are making blacks their own worst enemies in the struggle for success. More angry than stephen carter, more pragmatic and compassionate than Shelby Steele, more forward-looking than Stanley Crouch, McWhorter represents an original and provocative point of view.
Native Son Perennial Classics
It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in chicago in the 1930s, richard wright's powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America.
This edition--the restored text of native son established by the Library of America--also includes an essay by Wright titled, How "Bigger" was Born, along with notes on the text. Belknap Press. Princeton University Press. Now an hbo film!“if one had to identify the single most influential shaping force in modern Black literary history, one would probably have to point to Wright and the publication of Native Son.
Henry louis Gates Jr. Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. Russell Sage Foundation. Harper Perennial Modern Classics.
Devil in a Blue Dress Easy Rawlins Mystery
Belknap Press. Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Monet, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs. Harper Perennial Modern Classics. Devil in a blue dress, a defining novel in walter mosley’s bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, was adapted into a TriStar Pictures film starring Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins and Don Cheadle as Mouse.
Set in the late 1940s, in the african-american community of Watts, Devil in a Blue Dress follows Easy Rawlins, Los Angeles, a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Russell Sage Foundation. Princeton University Press. Washington Square Press.
On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays Oxford World's Classics
It is only the cultivation of individuality which produces, 'on liberty', or can produce, 'Considerations on Representative Government', 'Utilitarianism', well developed human beings'Mill's four essays, and 'The Subjection of Women' examine the most central issues that face liberal democratic regimes - whether in the nineteenth century or the twenty-first.
Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, helpful notes to clarify the text, including expert introductions by leading authorities, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more. Washington Square Press.
Harper Perennial Modern Classics. Oxford university Press USA. Belknap Press. Princeton University Press. They have formed the basis for many of the political institutions of the West since the late nineteenth century, the basic principles of ethics, tackling as they do the appropriate grounds for protecting individual liberty, the benefits and the costs of representative institutions, and the central importance of gender equality in society.
These essays are central to the liberal tradition, but their interpretation and how we should understand their connection with each other are both contentious. In their introduction mark philp and frederick rosen set the essays in the context of Mill's other works, and argue that his conviction in the importance of the development of human character in its full diversity provides the core to his liberalism and to any defensible account of the value of liberalism to the modern world.
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