A Dream Deferred: The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in America Shelby Steele

A Dream Deferred: The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in America

Author: Shelby Steele
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Book Title
A Dream Deferred: The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in America
Author
Shelby Steele
ISBN
9780060931049
Steele has given eloquent voice to painful truths that are almost always left unspoken in the nation's circumscribed public discourse on race. --New York TimesFrom the author of the award-winning bestseller The Content of Our Character and White Guilt comes an essay collection that tells the untold story behind the polarized racial politics in America today. In A Dream Deferred Shelby Steele argues that a second betrayal of black freedom in the United States--the first one being segregation--emerged from the civil rights era when the country was overtaken by a powerful impulse to redeem itself from racial shame. According to Steele, 1960s liberalism had as its first and all-consuming goal the expiation of American guilt rather than the careful development of true equality between the races. In four densely argued essays, Steele takes on the familiar questions of affirmative action, multiculturalism, diversity, Afro-centrism, group preferences, victimization--and what he deems to be the atavistic powers of race, ethnicity, and gender, the original causes of oppression. A Dream Deferred is an honest, courageous look at the perplexing dilemma of race and democracy in the United States--and what we might do to resolve it.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Shelby SteelePublisher: Harper PerennialPublished: 10/06/1999ISBN: 9780060931049Pages: 208Weight: 0.35lbsSize: 8.02h x 5.34w x 0.55dAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 45200 / Dream Deferred: The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in AmericaReading Level: 11.8 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 11

Steele has given eloquent voice to painful truths that are almost always left unspoken in the nation's circumscribed public discourse on race. --New York Times

From the author of the award-winning bestseller The Content of Our Character and White Guilt comes an essay collection that tells the untold story behind the polarized racial politics in America today.

In A Dream Deferred Shelby Steele argues that a second betrayal of black freedom in the United States--the first one being segregation--emerged from the civil rights era when the country was overtaken by a powerful impulse to redeem itself from racial shame. According to Steele, 1960s liberalism had as its first and all-consuming goal the expiation of American guilt rather than the careful development of true equality between the races.

In four densely argued essays, Steele takes on the familiar questions of affirmative action, multiculturalism, diversity, Afro-centrism, group preferences, victimization--and what he deems to be the atavistic powers of race, ethnicity, and gender, the original causes of oppression. A Dream Deferred is an honest, courageous look at the perplexing dilemma of race and democracy in the United States--and what we might do to resolve it.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Shelby Steele
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 10/06/1999
ISBN: 9780060931049
Pages: 208
Weight: 0.35lbs
Size: 8.02h x 5.34w x 0.55d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 45200 / Dream Deferred: The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in America
Reading Level: 11.8 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 11

Steele has given eloquent voice to painful truths that are almost always left unspoken in the nation's circumscribed public discourse on race. --New York Times

From the author of the award-winning bestseller The Content of Our Character and White Guilt comes an essay collection that tells the untold story behind the polarized racial politics in America today.

In A Dream Deferred Shelby Steele argues that a second betrayal of black freedom in the United States--the first one being segregation--emerged from the civil rights era when the country was overtaken by a powerful impulse to redeem itself from racial shame. According to Steele, 1960s liberalism had as its first and all-consuming goal the expiation of American guilt rather than the careful development of true equality between the races.

In four densely argued essays, Steele takes on the familiar questions of affirmative action, multiculturalism, diversity, Afro-centrism, group preferences, victimization--and what he deems to be the atavistic powers of race, ethnicity, and gender, the original causes of oppression. A Dream Deferred is an honest, courageous look at the perplexing dilemma of race and democracy in the United States--and what we might do to resolve it.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Shelby Steele
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 10/06/1999
ISBN: 9780060931049
Pages: 208
Weight: 0.35lbs
Size: 8.02h x 5.34w x 0.55d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 45200 / Dream Deferred: The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in America
Reading Level: 11.8 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 11