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Faded Dreams : The Politics and Economics of Race in America - Martin Carnoy

Faded Dreams

The Politics and Economics of Race in America

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Published: 25th November 1994
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Faded Dreams paints a new and challenging picture of how racial inequality has evolved in America. Martin Carnoy shows that three dominant views of economic differences between blacks and whites--that blacks are individually responsible for not taking advantage of market opportunities, that the world economy has changed in ways that puts blacks at a tremendous disadvantage compared to whites, and that pervasive racism is holding blacks down--do not adequately explain why blacks made such large gains in the past and stopped making them in the 1980s and 1990s. Using a systematic analysis of fifty years of data on income, education, and the variety of jobs that both blacks and whites have held, Faded Dreams offers a powerful argument for active government intervention to improve the education and living conditions of disadvantaged black children.

"This is a straightforward, informative, clearheaded, and useful book...Generalists will learn a lot from this book; specialists will learn some; and anyone interested in the politics and economics of race will do well to read it." The Annals of the American Academy "With persuasiveness and passion, Martin Carnoy demonstrates that government must be the key actor in solving America's racial dilemma." Nicholas Lemann, author of the The Promised Land "Faded Dreams details specific and compelling evidence about patterns of racially based economic injustice, and explains why it persists in America. Professor Carnoy makes a solid case that the government must intervene more to resolve these problems." Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (1st Congressional District, Michigan) "Faded Dreams details specific and compelling evidence about patterns of racially based economic injustice, and explains why it persists in America. Professor Carnoy makes a solid case that the government must intervene more to resolve these problems." Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (1st Congressional District, Michigan) "Faded Dreams is the most important book on race and the economy in quite a few years...Carnoy's reminder of the power of political intervention sounds a bracing wake-up call in this era of poltical cynicism." Chris Tilly, American Journal of Sociology "Faded Dreams is the most important book on race and the economy in quite a few years...Carnoy's reminder of the power of political intervention sounds a bracing wake-up call in this era of poltical cynicism." Chris Tilly, American Journal of Sociology

Introduction
The ups and downs of African-American fortunes
The politics of explaining inequality
Are blacks to blame?
Is the economy to blame?
Has racism and discrimination increased?
Politics and black educational opportunity
Politics and black job opportunities (I)
Politics and black job opportunities (II)
Black economic gains and ideology: The White House factor
Any hope for greater equality?
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ISBN: 9780521470629
ISBN-10: 0521470625
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 25th November 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.61