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Black Americans' Views of Racial Inequality
The Dream Deferred

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  • Date Published: May 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521457675

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  • Although the opinions of whites on issues of race and inequality have been examined in depth, the perceptions of blacks about these issues have been largely ignored. This book is a path-breaking analysis of black opinions about the sources of their inequality in American society and the appropriate means for redressing this imbalance. Using the results of a variety of national surveys of blacks conducted during the past decade, Sigelman and Welch describe the range of opinion within the black population and account for different views by identifying key influences on opinion formation. They examine correlations among various personal characteristics, such as gender, age, socio-economic status, and educational attainment, and different explanations of inequality, focusing either on conditions within the black community or on exogenous factors, such as discrimination.

    • Lee Sigelman is well-known in the field
    • Racial studies is a subject of continuing debate
    • Uses the results of national surveys
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    Reviews & endorsements

    Review of the hardback: 'Sigelman and Welch make a major contribution to our understanding of racial attitudes … with a well-written, clear, concise examination of perceptions of the amount of prejudice and discrimination against blacks.' American Political Science Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521457675
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables and figures
    1. Introduction
    2. Socioeconomic status and differentiation among black Americans
    3. Blacks' perceptions of racial inequality
    4. The sources of blacks' perceptions of racial inequality
    5. Backs' explanations of racial inequality
    6. The sources of blacks' explanations of racial inequality
    7. Blacks' views of remedies for racial inequality
    8. The sources of blacks' views of remedies for racial inequality
    9. What has happened to the dream deferred?
    Afterword for the 1994 edition: The more things change …
    Appendix: Factor analysis and probit summary tables

  • Authors

    Lee Sigelman, George Washington University, Washington DC

    Susan Welch, Pennsylvania State University

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