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Faded Dreams: The Politics and Economics of Race in America (Paperback)
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Faded Dreams: The Politics and Economics of Race in America (Paperback)

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Paperback 300 Pages / Published: 13/06/1996
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Faded Dreams paints a new and challenging picture of why racial inequality changes in America. The author argues that blacks caught up with whites mainly when government policies, under political pressure by blacks and an important segment of the white community, pushed for greater racial equality. Similarly, the greatest obstacles to black gains in other periods have also been government policies. These policies usually assumed away the race problem or used it against blacks for political purposes. Faded Dreams shows that three dominant views of economic differences between blacks and whites - that blacks are individually responsible for not taking advantage of market opportunities, that the world economy has changed in ways that puts blacks at a tremendous disadvantage compared to whites, and that pervasive racism is holding blacks down - do not adequately explain why blacks made such large gains in the past and stopped making them in the 1980s and 1990s.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521576390
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm


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"This is a straightforward, informative, clearheaded, and useful book....Generalists will learn a lot from this book; specialists will learn some; and anyone interested in the politics and economics of race will do well to read it." The Annals of the American Academy
"With persuasiveness and passion, Martin Carnoy demonstrates that government must be the key actor in solving America's racial dilemma." Nicholas Lemann, author of the The Promised Land
"Faded Dreams details specific and compelling evidence about patterns of racially based economic injustice, and explains why it persists in America. Professor Carnoy makes a solid case that the government must intervene more to resolve these problems." Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (1st Congressional District, Michigan)
"Faded Dreams details specific and compelling evidence about patterns of racially based economic injustice, and explains why it persists in America. Professor Carnoy makes a solid case that the government must intervene more to resolve these problems." Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (1st Congressional District, Michigan)
"Faded Dreams is the most important book on race and the economy in quite a few years....Carnoy's reminder of the power of political intervention sounds a bracing wake-up call in this era of poltical cynicism." Chris Tilly, American Journal of Sociology
"Faded Dreams is the most important book on race and the economy in quite a few years....Carnoy's reminder of the power of political intervention sounds a bracing wake-up call in this era of poltical cynicism." Chris Tilly, American Journal of Sociology

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