By Jack Martin,Steven A. Tuch
More than part a century has handed because the ebook of An American obstacle: The Negro challenge and sleek Democracy, Gunnar Myrdal's agonizing portrait of the pervasiveness of racially prejudiced attitudes and discriminatory practices in American existence. primary to Myrdal's paintings was once the anomaly posed by means of the coexistence of race-based social, fiscal, and political inequality at the one hand, and the adored American cultural values of freedom and equality at the different. within the 5 a long time because the ebook of this paintings, there was a dramatic decline in white american citizens' overt expressions of anti-black and anti-integrationist sentiments and in lots of of the inequalities Myrdal highlighted in his huge paintings. but the patience of racial antipathy is proof of the ongoing problem of race in American society. This choice of unique essays by means of best race kinfolk specialists specializes in the hot historical past and present country of racial attitudes within the usa. It addresses key concerns and debates within the literature, and it contains chapters at the racial attitudes of African-Americans in addition to whites. the quantity might be of serious value to scholars and students involved in the sociology and politics of latest American race relations.