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By the Color of Our Skin: The Illusion of Integration and the Reality of Race

Steinhorn, Leonard, and Diggs-Brown, Barbara

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ISBN 10: 0525943595 / ISBN 13: 9780525943594
Published by Dutton, New York, 1999
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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24 cm, 299 pages. References, index, DJ slightly worn and soiled. Inscribed and signed by both authors. Bookseller Inventory # 36976

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Title: By the Color of Our Skin: The Illusion of ...

Publisher: Dutton, New York

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Printing.

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A provocative analysis of race argues that integration does not currently exist and will never exist in the future, identifying what the authors term an integration illusion that keeps America from solving its race problems. 12,500 first printing. Tour.

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Professors Leonard Steinhorn and Barbara Diggs-Brown take an analytical look at American race relations, pointing out the difference between integration mythology and racial reality. While public facilities have been desegregated and black icons like Michael Jordan, Colin Powell, and Oprah Winfrey enjoy unprecedented popularity, there are still racial barriers left for blacks and whites to deal with. The authors examine the seductive imagery of integration, consider why blacks and whites view race differently, and explore the possibilities of translating some integration success stories into the broader fabric of American society. "We have no illusions that racial honesty will ever integrate our families, lives, schools, or communities," the authors write. "But we do hope that a more racially honest America can build bridges and challenge the stereotypes and images that too often guide our decisions and actions." --Eugene Holley Jr.

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