The Declining Significance of Race: Blacks and Changing American Institutions

ISBN13: 9780226901411
Release Date: June 27th 2012
Published by: University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 272

When first published in 1980, The Declining Significance of Race immediately sparked controversy with its contentious thesis that race was becoming less of a deciding factor in the life chances of black Americans than class. This new edition of the seminal book includes a new afterword in which William Julius Wilson not only reflects on the debate surrounding the book, but also presents a provocative discussion of race, class, and social policy.

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