White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era

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$16.99  $15.63
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Harper Perennial
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Pages
208
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060578633

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About the Author

Shelby Steele is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race in America, which won the National Book Critics' Circle Award. Steele's most recent book is White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era. He is a contributing editor at Harper's Magazine, and his work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, Newsweek, and The Washington Post. For his work on the PBS television documentary Seven Days in Bensonhurst, he was recognized with both an Emmy Award and a Writers Guild Award. In 2004, President George W. Bush, citing Steele's "learned examinations of race relations and cultural issues, "honored him with the National Humanities Medal. He lives in California.

Reviews

"Prophet or polemicist, Steele is a graceful and often compelling literary stylist... [and] deserves a wide readership."--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Piercing and personal... WHITE GUILT is a brilliant little essay, deserving of a large and appreciative audience."--Washington Times
" Shelby Steele is America's clearest thinker about America's most difficult problem."--George F. Will
"Powerful, lucid and elegant...On questions of race in America--white guilt, black opportunism--[Steele] is our 21st century Socrates."--Charles Johnson, author of MIDDLE PASSAGE, National Book Award winner
"As delightful a read as one can find on a book devoted to America's historically most contentious topic."--New York Post
"There is no writer who deserves black America's allegiance more than Shelby Steele... Steele's writing is a marvel."--John McWhorter, National Review
"A hard, critical look at affirmative action, self-serving white liberals and self-victimizing black leaders."--Publishers Weekly
"Thought provoking."--Library Journal
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