The New Politics of Race: From Du Bois to the 21st Century

Synopsis

"The problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line." Du Bois's prophetic statement, made at the beginning of the century, is as true today at the dawn of the 21st century. Presenting fresh, contemporary perspectives on a centuries-old problem, the contributors to this volume, including top scholars in sociology and political science, show that race-politics remains a part of the new millennium despite past efforts to erase discriminatory practices. From an initial reconsideration of the DuBois-Washington debate to Derrick Bell's essay on the pitfalls of "doing good," the book illustrates that the debate about race remains a firm part of our social fabric, begging for a solution to change old and new feelings about race in the United States.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Aldon Morris
  • Donald Cunnigen
  • James E. Jacob
  • Miriam Ma'At-Ka-Re Monges
  • Sharon M. Collins
  • Aldon Morris
  • Donald Cunnigen
  • James E. Jacob
  • Miriam Ma'At-Ka-Re Monges
  • Sharon M. Collins
  • Marlese Durr
  • John R. Logan
  • Richard D. Alba
  • Cedric Herring
  • Hayward D. Horton
  • Melvin E. Thomas
  • Anne R. Roschelle
  • Nancy A. Denton
  • Joe R. Feagin
  • Hernan M. Vera
  • Derrick A. Bell
  • Thomas S. Lyons
  • Gregg A. Lichtenstein
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002