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Race, Wrongs, and Remedies: Group Justice in the 21st Century (Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society)

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Synopsis:

Building on the legal distinction between liability (responsibility for causing harm) and remedy (the repair of harm), this book argues that, although societyOs past conduct is responsible for causing racial inequality, there are few effective steps society can now take to close persisting racial gaps. Present disparities are mainly due to dysfunctional behaviors, not discrimination, and these can only be addressed through self-help and internal cultural reform.

Synopsis:

Black Americans continue to lag behind on many measures of social and economic well-being. Conventional wisdom holds that these inequalities can only be eliminated by eradicating racism and providing well-funded social programs. In Race, Wrongs, and Remedies, Amy L. Wax applies concepts from the law of remedies to show that the conventional wisdom is mistaken. She argues that effectively addressing today's persistent racial disparities requires dispelling the confusion surrounding blacks' own role in achieving equality.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780742562868
Author:
Wax, Amy L.
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Author:
Wax, Amy
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
190
Dimensions:
9.00x6.20x.90 in. .95 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
Young Adult » General

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"Synopsis" by , Building on the legal distinction between liability (responsibility for causing harm) and remedy (the repair of harm), this book argues that, although societyOs past conduct is responsible for causing racial inequality, there are few effective steps society can now take to close persisting racial gaps. Present disparities are mainly due to dysfunctional behaviors, not discrimination, and these can only be addressed through self-help and internal cultural reform.
"Synopsis" by , Black Americans continue to lag behind on many measures of social and economic well-being. Conventional wisdom holds that these inequalities can only be eliminated by eradicating racism and providing well-funded social programs. In Race, Wrongs, and Remedies, Amy L. Wax applies concepts from the law of remedies to show that the conventional wisdom is mistaken. She argues that effectively addressing today's persistent racial disparities requires dispelling the confusion surrounding blacks' own role in achieving equality.
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