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Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy$
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C. Henry

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300095418

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300095418.001.0001

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Civil Rights and the Status of Black Americans in the 1960s and the 1990s

Civil Rights and the Status of Black Americans in the 1960s and the 1990s

(p.270) 10 Civil Rights and the Status of Black Americans in the 1960s and the 1990s
Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Reynolds Farley

Yale University Press

This chapter investigates whether the gains achieved during the era of the civil rights movement have been sustained. It examines whether legal changes and shifts in racial attitudes decreased black and white differences in social and economic status. The chapter begins by discussing changes in the nation's racial composition in the 1960s and 1990s. Next, it discusses the liberalization of white attitudes about the principles of equal opportunities for blacks. Racial differences in the era of immigration are also examined. Finally, the chapter discusses shifts in the recent past that are consistent with the ideals and programs of the civil rights revolution.

Keywords:   civil rights, racial attitudes, equal opportunities, racial differences, immigration

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