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Black Americans' Views of Racial Inequality : The Dream Deferred - Lee Sigelman

Black Americans' Views of Racial Inequality

The Dream Deferred

Paperback Published: 19th September 1994
ISBN: 9780521457675
Number Of Pages: 240

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Although the opinions of whites on issues of race and inequality have been examined in depth, the perceptions of blacks about these issues have been largely ignored. This book is a path-breaking analysis of black opinions about the sources of their inequality in American society and the appropriate means for redressing this imbalance. Using the results of a variety of national surveys of blacks conducted during the past decade, Sigelman and Welch describe the range of opinion within the black population and account for different views by identifying key influences on opinion formation. They examine correlations among various personal characteristics, such as gender, age, socio-economic status, and educational attainment, and different explanations of inequality, focusing either on conditions within the black community or on exogenous factors, such as discrimination.

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'Sigelman and Welch make a major contribution to our understanding of racial attitudes ... with a well-written, clear, concise examination of perceptions of the amount of prejudice and discrimination against blacks.' American Political Science Review

List of tables and figures
Socioeconomic status and differentiation among black Americans
Blacks' perceptions of racial inequality
The sources of blacks' perceptions of racial inequality
Backs' explanations of racial inequality
The sources of blacks' explanations of racial inequality
Blacks' views of remedies for racial inequality
The sources of blacks' views of remedies for racial inequality
What has happened to the dream deferred?
Afterword for the 1994 edition: The more things change " 
Appendix: Factor analysis and probit summary tables
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ISBN: 9780521457675
ISBN-10: 052145767X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 19th September 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.16  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.32