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In this timely and provocative contribution to the American discourse on race, William Julius Wilson applies an exciting new analytic framework to three politically fraught social problems: the persistence of the inner-city ghetto, the plight of low-skilled black males, and the fragmentation of the African American family. Though the discussion of racial inequality is typically ideologically polarized. Wilson dares to consider both institutional and cultural factors as causes of the persistence of racial inequality. He reaches the controversial conclusion that while structural and cultural forces are inextricably linked, public policy can only change the racial status quo by reforming the institutions that reinforce it.
William Julius Wilson is a University Professor at Harvard, a past president of the American Sociological Association, and the author of numerous books, including the award-winning The Declining Significance of Race and When Work Disappears. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
|Structural and Cultural Forces That Contribute to Racial Inequality||p. 1|
|The Forces Shaping Concentrated Poverty||p. 25|
|The Economic Plight of Inner-City Black Males||p. 62|
|The Fragmentation of the Poor Black Family||p. 95|
|Framing the Issues: Uniting Structure and Culture||p. 133|
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