Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal

Two Nations Black and White Separate Hostile Unequal Why despite continued efforts to increase understanding and expand opportunities do black and white Americans still lead separate lives continually marked by tension and hostility In his much laude

  • Title: Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal
  • Author: Andrew Hacker
  • ISBN: 9780743238243
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • Why, despite continued efforts to increase understanding and expand opportunities, do black and white Americans still lead separate lives, continually marked by tension and hostility In his much lauded classic, newly updated to reflect the changing realities of race in our nation, Andrew Hacker explains the origins and meaning of racism and clarifies the conflicting theorWhy, despite continued efforts to increase understanding and expand opportunities, do black and white Americans still lead separate lives, continually marked by tension and hostility In his much lauded classic, newly updated to reflect the changing realities of race in our nation, Andrew Hacker explains the origins and meaning of racism and clarifies the conflicting theories of equality and inferiority He paints a stark picture of racial inequality in America focusing on family life, education, income, and employment and explores the current controversies over politics, crime, and the causes of the gap between the races Illuminating and oftentimes startling, Two Nations demonstrates how race has defined America s history and will continue to shape its future.

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    1. This book captured Americas problem now even though it was written in 1992. Andrew Hacker dealt with the tough subject matter plaguing our great "merica". He approaches the anthropology of America from a an unbiased position. White privilege is a real thing that I think it will take other white people to point out and to have for the dominant culture to take their blinders off

    2. Author: Andrew Hacker teaches political science at Queens College in New York City. He previously served as a professor of government at Cornell University. Another book written by Hacker is The End of the American Era. He has also contributed to journals and publications including: The New York Review of Books, Time, Newsweek, Harpers, Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and Fortune.Nature and Scope: Statistics are used to conduct a study of race, society and inequality. The role and meaning of [...]

    3. An amazing provocative book. I wish there was an updated version but his analysis of 23 years ago rings true today. At the end he talks about the epidemic of violence in black neighborhoods and concludes that "These are young men who do not know whether they will live another year, and many have given up caring No other American race is wounding itself so fatally. Nor can it be said that black Americans chose this path for themselves." It is a must read for anyone concerned about racism in Ameri [...]

    4. This is an exceptional book, written by one of my favorite authors on race in America. Dr. Hacker is a cherished intellectual and he thoroughly breaks down the incredibly huge divide between blacks and whites in this country. This book should be required reading for every single American, every single student, and every single immigrant who hopes to understand the foundation of the racial divide.

    5. Andrew Hacker does an excellent job of letting the reader look at how each society- black and white- live, think, pick political candidates etc. Hacker takes us inside the races with statistics and narrative that is hard to lay down. He looks at families, crime, education, jobs and more. Another must read to gather more understanding of each other's races.

    6. I loved this book when I read it. It is a very well researched book with a lot of support for any point that it makes. Although the fact that it is probably 10 years old might make a lot of the statistics no longer relevant. I should reread it.

    7. This is an interesting book, last updated in 2003. The last chapter is focused on politics and is particularly interesting to read given Obama's election.

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