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Anatomy of Racial Inequality

Anatomy of Racial Inequality - 02 edition

Anatomy of Racial Inequality - 02 edition

ISBN13: 9780674012424

ISBN10: 0674012429

Anatomy of Racial Inequality by Glenn Loury - ISBN 9780674012424
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published: 2002
International: No
Anatomy of Racial Inequality by Glenn Loury - ISBN 9780674012424

ISBN13: 9780674012424

ISBN10: 0674012429

Edition: 02

Summary

Speaking wisely and provocatively about the political economy of race, Glenn Loury has become one of our most prominent black intellectuals--and, because of his challenges to the orthodoxies of both left and right, one of the most controversial. A major statement of a position developed over the past decade, this book both epitomizes and explains Loury's understanding of the depressed conditions of so much of black society today--and the origins, consequences, and implications for the future of these conditions.

Using an economist's approach, Loury describes a vicious cycle of tainted social information that has resulted in a self-replicating pattern of racial stereotypes that rationalize and sustain discrimination. His analysis shows how the restrictions placed on black development by stereotypical and stigmatizing racial thinking deny a whole segment of the population the possibility of self-actualization that American society reveres--something that many contend would be undermined by remedies such as affirmative action. On the contrary, this book persuasively argues that the promise of fairness and individual freedom and dignity will remain unfulfilled without some forms of intervention based on race.

Brilliant in its account of how racial classifications are created and perpetuated, and how they resonate through the social, psychological, spiritual, and economic life of the nation, this compelling and passionate book gives us a new way of seeing--and, perhaps, seeing beyond--the damning categorization of race in America.

Author Bio

Loury, Glenn C. :

Glenn C. Loury is a distinguished economic theorist. His many scholarly articles include contributions to the fields of welfare economics, game theory, industrial organization, natural resource economics, and the economics of income distribution. He is also a prominent social critic and public intellectual.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Introduction
2. Racial Stereotypes
3. Racial Stigma
4. Racial Justice
5. Conclusions
Appendix
Notes
References
Index