ERIC Number: ED393944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Understanding Interracial Unity. A Study of U.S. Race Relations. Sage Series on Race and Ethnic Relations, Volume 16.
Thomas, Richard W.
Understanding the history of cooperative efforts among blacks and whites for the social and economic advancement of African Americans and the development of harmony and fellowship in various religious communities has the potential to inspire good race relations in contemporary America. The book is organized around major themes that have been useful in teaching race-related topics on campus and in communities. Following an introduction to the issues of interracial unity, Chapter 2 provides a general survey of interracial unity from Colonial times to the present, and chapter 3 examines how certain modes of interracial cooperation have maintained white racism and the traditional racial status quo. Chapter 4 explores how the rising expectations and demands of blacks have affected interracial cooperation. Chapters 5 and 6 examine the roles of whites in the struggle for racial justice, presenting profiles of white leaders in the effort. Chapter 7 attempts to connect the history of interracial unity and cooperation with the present state of race relations. The United States is a laboratory in which a great experiment in multiracial interaction is taking place, and the results of the experiment are crucial for the whole world. (Contains 2 figures and 143 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Black History, Blacks, Cooperation, Economic Factors, Ethnic Relations, Inner City, Racial Integration, Racial Relations, Religious Cultural Groups, Social Influences, United States History, Urban Problems, Whites
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