The Failures of Integration: How Race and Class are Undermining the American Dream
Public Affairs, 2004 - 391 ページ
On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously declared that separate educational facilities for blacks and whites are inherently "unequal" and, as such, violate the 14th Amendment. The landmark decision, Brown v. Board of Education, sounded the death knell for legal segregation, but fifty years later, de facto segregation in America thrives. And Sheryll Cashin believes that it is getting worse. The failures of Integration is a provocative look at how segregation by race and class is ruining American democracy. Only a small minority of the affluent are truly living the American Dream, complete with attractive, job-rich suburbs, reasonably low taxes, good public schools, and little violent crime. For the remaining majority of Americans, segregation comes with stratospheric costs. In a society that sets up "winner" and "loser" communities and schools defined by race and class, racial minorities in particular are locked out of the "winner" column. African-Americans bear the heaviest burden. Cashin argues that we need a transformation--a Jettisoning of the now ingrained assumption that separation is acceptable--in order to solve the riddle of inequality in America. Our public policy choices must be premised on an integrationist vision if we are to achieve our highest aspiration and pursue the dream that America says it embraces: full and equal opportunity for all. Do you believe in the mythology of an America where all boats rise? I don't. In reality, your life chances are largely determined by where you live, which, in turn, is largely determined by your race and class. And as an African-American who cares deeply about the plight of the minority poor, I am most angered by the raw dealAmerican society is giving black and Latino children. Despite the promises of the Brown decision, American public schools are re-segregating rapidly. Seven out of ten black and Latino students attend schools that are predominately minority. Eight out of ten white children attend schools that are predominately white. The average experience for a white child in public school is a middle class one: experienced teachers, smaller class sizes. a host of insistent, involved parents. and plenty of resources. The average experience for black and Latino children is one of high or concentrated poverty, with all its disadvantages. People of color are our nation's fastest growing resource. In roughly fifty years, we will become a majority-minority nation. Yet, we are not prepared for this change. Above all, I find it troubling that the vast majority of Americans accept race and class separation as natural, failing to perceive or question its devastating consequences. If the races and classes agree on anything, it is the proposition that it is okay to live separate lives.
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Review: The Failures Of Integration: How Race and Class Are Undermining the American Dreamユーザー レビュー - Ayelet Waldman - Goodreads
After reading this book I felt like I had to sell my house and move to a more integrated neighborhood. Thank God my kids go to an integrated school. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. レビュー全文を読む
Review: The Failures Of Integration: How Race and Class Are Undermining the American Dreamユーザー レビュー - Allison - Goodreads
Really great book. Cashin writes a convincing argument for the need for residential integration as a strategy to reduce inequalities across race and class. She uses many examples from Washington, DC ... レビュー全文を読む
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