Color-Blind: Seeing Beyond Race in a Race-Obsessed World

3.7 avg rating
( 23 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780060928872: Color-Blind: Seeing Beyond Race in a Race-Obsessed World

Is a truly race-netrual society possible? Can the United States wipe the slate clean and surmount the racism of its past? Or is color blindness just another name for denial? In this penetrating and provocative book, Ellis Cose probes the depths of the American mind and exposes the contradictions, fears, hopes and illusions embedded in our complicated perceptions of race. Looking beyond the platitudes and pronouncements that tend to distort reality rather than illuminate it, Cose offers a visionary analysis of the steps we must take if we are serious about finding a true resolution to the thorny problem of race in America.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

More than 100 years after the end of slavery, more than 40 years after the end of legal segregation, race remains a powerfully divisive force in American life. Can we ever get past it? Ellis Cose is guardedly optimistic that we can, though he cautions that we won't be able to move from race-relations hell to race-relations heaven without first passing through a kind of purgatory where confusion and misunderstandings abound. In this provocative and challenging analysis, Cose looks at Latin America, the Caribbean, and South Africa, all of which have had similar, but different experiences of race. He concludes with a chapter where he recommends "12 steps towards a race-neutral nation."

From the Publisher:

At a time when Colin Powell is being discussed as a possible vice-presidential candidate for the Republican party, a growing segment of the population is asking whether racial prejudice has lost its power. But not so fast: In this startling, sharply insightful, and eye-opening book, Ellis Cose trains his practiced eye on the murky waters of race in America and looks at the acute differences, even hostility, in our perceptions of race exposed by the 0. J. Simpson trial, not to mention the controversial content of The Bell Curve. In doing so he addresses whether it is possible for the United States to simply wipe the racial slate clean and surmount its racist past, or if color blindness may be just another name for denial.

In a world where it is often believed that lighter skin means higher status, money is the great equalizer, and education will set you free, Color-Blind brilliantly reveals why race may be a larger-and smaller-issue than many people think. With the keen observational powers of a professional journalist and the concrete solutions of a true visionary, Ellis Cose delivers his most powerful and important book to date.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Cose, Ellis
Published by Harper Perennial 1998-01-07 (1998)
ISBN 10: 0060928875 ISBN 13: 9780060928872
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial 1998-01-07, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0060928875. Bookseller Inventory # Z0060928875ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Cose, Ellis
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0060928875 ISBN 13: 9780060928872
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Vital Products COM LLC
(southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060928875. Bookseller Inventory # Z0060928875ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Cose, Ellis
ISBN 10: 0060928875 ISBN 13: 9780060928872
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EYDQW002XHO

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Cose, Ellis
Published by Harper Perennial (1998)
ISBN 10: 0060928875 ISBN 13: 9780060928872
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Dionysos Books
(Arabi, LA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # BK0145634

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Cose, Ellis
ISBN 10: 0060928875 ISBN 13: 9780060928872
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AMAZINGBOOKDEALS
(IRVING, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0060928875BNA

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Cose, Ellis
ISBN 10: 0060928875 ISBN 13: 9780060928872
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800609288721.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Cose, Ellis
Published by Harper Perennial (1998)
ISBN 10: 0060928875 ISBN 13: 9780060928872
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060928875

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Cose, Ellis
Published by Harper Perennial (1998)
ISBN 10: 0060928875 ISBN 13: 9780060928872
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060928875

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Cose, Ellis
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0060928875 ISBN 13: 9780060928872
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060928875 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0060928875

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Cose, Ellis
Published by Perennial (1998)
ISBN 10: 0060928875 ISBN 13: 9780060928872
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Perennial, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition. 288 pages. 8.00x5.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0060928875

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.43
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book