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


"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

Includes content by:
  • Aldon Morris
  • Donald Cunnigen
  • James E. Jacob
  • Miriam Ma'At-Ka-Re Monges
  • Sharon M. Collins
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002


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