The Negro's Morale: Group Identification and Protest

The Negro's Morale: Group Identification and Protest

The Negro's Morale: Group Identification and Protest

The Negro's Morale: Group Identification and Protest

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In this book Professor Rose has organized many well-known and some not so well-known facts about the American Negro from a new point of view -- their meaning for a sense of group membership. His point of reference is the subjective significance of being Negro rather than the objective status of Negro life. He examines both the history of the American Negro and contemporary Negro life in terms of the individual's sense of belonging, both to the subgroup of American Negroes and to the total American community.

The result is a notable contribution to a much-needed comparative literature on the psychology and sociology of subgroups. In the context of a growing concern with the problems of a pluralistic or multi-cultural society we have become increasingly interested in questions of identification with such subgroups, their cohesion, their survival and assimilation, the conditions under which loyalties to subgroups and to more inclusive groups may be successfully integrated, and so on. While Professor Rose treats these questions from the point of view of a single racial subgroup in our national community, much of what he says will illuminate the general problem of subgroup and wider group loyalties, a problem with which we are contending from the level of the local community to that of the community of nations.

Many readers will find Professor Rose's book of interest from a somewhat different point of view, that of intergroup relations. The significance of a knowledge of subgroups for an understanding of relationships among them is not always appreciated. Dr. Isidor Chein has made this point clear in a statement, Group Membership and Group Belonging, pre-

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