THE W. E. B. DU BOIS LECTURES
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The Anatomy of Racial Inequality

With a New Preface

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$19.95 • £15.95 • €18.00

ISBN 9780674260467

Publication Date: 08/17/2021

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256 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

22 illus., 8 tables

The W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures

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“Paints in chilling detail the distance between Martin Luther King’s dream and the reality of present-day America.”—Anthony Walton, Harper’s

“Intellectually rigorous and deeply thoughtful… Loury’s book deals with racial stigma…in its political and philosophical aspects as a cause of black disadvantage… An incisive, erudite book by a major thinker.”—Gerald Early, New York Times Book Review

“Lifts and transforms the discourse on ‘race’ and racial justice to an entirely new level.”—Orlando Patterson

“He is a genuine maverick thinker… The Anatomy of Racial Inequality both epitomizes and explains Loury’s understanding of the depressed conditions of so much of black society today.”—New York Times Magazine

“Loury provides an original and highly persuasive account of how the American racial hierarchy is sustained and reproduced over time. And he then demands that we begin the deep structural reforms that will be necessary to stop its continued reproduction.”—Michael Walzer

Why are Black Americans so persistently confined to the margins of society? And why do they fail across so many metrics—wages, unemployment, income levels, test scores, incarceration rates, health outcomes? Known for his influential work on the economics of racial inequality and for pioneering the link between racism and social capital, Glenn Loury is not afraid of piercing orthodoxies and coming to controversial conclusions. In this now classic work, he describes how a vicious cycle of tainted social information helped create the racial stereotypes that rationalize and sustain discrimination.

Brilliant in its account of how racial classifications are created and perpetuated, and how they resonate through the social, psychological, spiritual, and economic life of the nation, this compelling and passionate book gives us a new way of seeing—and of seeing beyond—the damning categorization of race.

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