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Leland Ware, Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) University of Delaware has published a new book entitled, "A Century of Segregation; Race, Class, and Disadvantage"
The book explains how race and class intersect in ways that uniquely disadvantage African-Americans and other racial minorities. Beginning with Plessy v. Ferguson, Chapters 1 to Chapter 3 of the book focus on the NAACP's heroic fight against segregation in schools.
Chapters 6 through to Chapter 7 explain how continuing patterns of residential separation perpetuate segregated and under-resourced schools. The damage caused by implicit racial bias in public schools' curricula is examined. Another chapter identifies the injuries caused by the disproportionate levels of discipline inflicted on minority students.
The book concludes with an analysis of the use of racial resentment in political campaigns and the implications of Donald Trump's election.
The book is already gathering recognition, including the following reviews:
"Leland Ware's excellent book, Century of Segregation, reminds us that racial segregation has deep roots in the United States, and while progress has been made, its legacy remains with us today and in no small way contributes to the current polarization of American society. The book is a wake-up call to all Americans." Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University
"A Century of Segregation is a well-crafted, provocative, and insightful analysis of one of the nation's most pressing social issues entrenched racial inequality. It provides a unique historical synthesis that is both timely and urgent, a 'must-read'." Elijah Anderson, Yale University, Author of Code of the Street
You can find out more about the book here.
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