The Color Line and the Quality of Life in America

The Color Line and the Quality of Life in America

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Is the United States a nation divided by the a€œcolor line, a€ as W.E.B. Dubois declared? What is the impact of race on the lives of Americans today? In this powerful new assessment of the social reality of race, Reynolds Farley and Walter Allen compare demographic, social, and economic characteristics of blacks and whites to discover how and to what extent racial identity influences opportunities and outcomes in our society. They conclude that despite areas of considerable gain, black Americans continue to be substantially disadvantaged relative to whites. A Volume in the Russell Sage Foundation Census Series... social values which led to the color coding of jobs. (. agt; IVEN that the unemployment situation for blacks was as bleak aquot;U.S. Bureau of the Census, Sixteenth Census of the United States: 1940, Population, vol. 3, pt. 1, table 62. Long beforeanbsp;...

Title:The Color Line and the Quality of Life in America
Author: Reynolds Farley, Walter R. Allen
Publisher:Russell Sage Foundation - 1987-09-09

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