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The Black Progress Question
Explaining the African American Predicament

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February 1995 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The recent Los Angeles race riots exposed the depth and persistence of the race problem in the United States and symbolized the despair and hopelessness felt in North America's cities. The key question remains: Are African-Americans making any progress towards integration into mainstream society?

The Black Progress Question examines the popular responses to this issue and finds them insufficient. For too long, the analysis of black progress has been met with an unwarrented optimism. Stephen Burman presents an alternative approach, sobering in its realism, which will dispel beliefs that a solution to this problem is close at hand.

 
Introduction
The Inevitability of Antimony

 
 
These Things Take Time
The Liberal Tradition and Black Progress

 
 
American Right or Wrong
The Neoconservative Response

 
 
Everything and Nothing
Marxism, Capitalism and Black Progress

 
 
Been Down So Long
Race, Culture and Black Nationalism

 
 
Power and Pluralism
Black Progress and the Politics of Race

 
 
The Illusion of Progress? Race and Politics in Atlanta, Georgia
 
Conclusion
Progress or Impasse? The Continuing Tragedy of African Americans

 

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