The Resource Race in the mind of America : breaking the vicious circle between Blacks and whites, Paul L. Wachtel

Race in the mind of America : breaking the vicious circle between Blacks and whites, Paul L. Wachtel

Label
Race in the mind of America : breaking the vicious circle between Blacks and whites
Title
Race in the mind of America
Title remainder
breaking the vicious circle between Blacks and whites
Statement of responsibility
Paul L. Wachtel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Psychologist Paul Wachtel has won an international reputation for his studies of how people get caught in vicious circles that end up perpetuating the very difficulties from which they wish to escape. Here he applies his path-breaking approach to the larger sphere of race relations. Wachtel's analysis probes beneath the surface of our troubled relations and illuminates how blacks and whites together unwittingly participate in the perpetuation of our divisions. Whether in discussing schools, jobs, crime, or affirmative action, Wachtel's analysis helps us to overcome the tunnel vision that has shaped blacks' and whites' very different perspectives and to understand how our daily actions and reactions have become self-fulfilling prophecies. In laying bare the deeper structure of our persisting breach, Race in the Mind of America takes us a crucial step closer to its resolution
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 305.8/00973
  • 305.800973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.W25 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Race in the mind of America : breaking the vicious circle between Blacks and whites, Paul L. Wachtel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-321) and index
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  • net
Contents
  • 1. Introduction: The Ironic Dynamics of Race -- Pt. 1. Impediments to Dialogue: Why We Talk past Each Other. 2. Talking about Racism: How Our Dialogue Gets Short-Circuited. 3. Blaming the Victim? 4. The Debate over Culture. 5. Ideology and IQ: Moving beyond the Bell Curve -- Pt. 2. Prejudice, Vulnerability, and Identity: Psychological Foundations of Our Racial Impasse. 6. Is Racism Inevitable? Motivational Foundations of White Racial Attitudes. 7. Prejudice without Intention? "Cognitive" Foundations of White Racial Attitudes. 8. The Complexities of the Black Response to Oppression: Strengths and Vulnerabilities, Pride and Self-Doubt. 9. Integration, Assimilation, and Separatism: The Ambiguities of Identity -- Pt. 3. The Seamless Web of Problems and Solutions. 10. Crime and the Multiple Causes and Effects of Inequality. 11. Separate Neighborhoods, Separate Destinies. 12. Beyond Affirmative Action: Toward a Resolution of Our Divisions
  • 13. Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Disadvantage: Head Starts, Handicaps, and the Importance of Ongoing Life Circumstances. 14. Beyond Black and White
Control code
000013923153
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 329 p.
Isbn
9780415920018
Lccn
98025715
Other physical details
ill.
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.b22119115
System control number
ebl13923153

Library Locations

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