Face to Face
The Changing State of Racism Across AmericaBook - 1998
Face to Face: The Changing State of Racism across America is a bold and compelling analysis of race in America. James Waller, a social psychologist specializing in the effects of racism on society, challenges the myth that life is good for racial minorities by presenting extensive survey and demographic data articulating the continuing, and pronounced, existence of racial disparities. The author also challenges the myth that racism is in decline by contrasting blatant "old-fashioned" racism to more socially acceptable forms of everyday "modern" racism. Finally, Waller challenges the myth that America can become a color-blind society by contending that the tendency toward prejudice is inherent in the ways our minds work and the ways in which we respond to each other. The author concludes with seven principles for racial reconciliation that, despite our cognitive limitations, offer hope for encouraging racial diversity in our communities, organizations, schools, and families.
Publisher: New York : Insight Books, 1998.
Characteristics: xxii, 272 p. ; 24 cm.