The Black O: Racism and Redemption in an American Corporate Empire (Hardback)
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The Black O: Racism and Redemption in an American Corporate Empire (Hardback)

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Hardback 296 Pages / Published: 01/10/1997
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In 1988, several white managers of the Shoney's restaurant chain were sacked after refusing to comply with the company's discriminatory hiring practices. They sued the company, and this text provides a behind-the-scenes look at one of the largest discrimination lawsuits in American history.

Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820319162
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 699 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A meticulously documented account."--"New York Times Book Review"
"Anyone who thinks blacks are too paranoid about racism should read "The Black O"."--"St. Petersburg Times"
"A startling journalistic effort . . . An unsettling, fascinating revelation of a truly wretched corporate environment and a rare triumph for the underdog."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"Watkins brings to our attention an important component in the ongoing civic debate concerning the meaning of race in contemporary American life."--"In These Times"
"Although it is actually a painstakingly researched account of the largest private civil-rights case in U.S. history, at times it reads like an old-fashioned detective story."--"Washington Monthly"
"A fascinating account of discriminatory corporate employment practices."--"Library Journal"
"A fast-paced, riveting, and fascinating investigative narrative."--"Black Book Review"
"An interesting, at times fascinating, account . . . of one of the largest racial discrimination class-action lawsuits in U.S. history."--"Washington Post"

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