Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality

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Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality? 

Paperback – December 17, 1985

Studies the evolution of the term ""civil rights"" since the landmark 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education and demonstrates how the term is currently misused

It is now more than three decades since the historic Supreme Court decision on desegregation, Brown v. Board of Education. Thomas Sowell takes a tough, factual look at what has actually happened over these decades -- as distinguished from the hopes with which they began or the rhetoric with which they continue, Who has gained and who has lost? Which of the assumptions behind the civil rights revolution have stood the test of time and which have proven to be mistaken or even catastrophic to those who were supposed to be helped?

About the Author

Thomas Sowell is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He has been a professor of economics at leading American colleges and universities, and has lectured in Singapore, Israel, Switzerland, and Germany, as well as across the United States.

Product details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (December 17, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688062695
  • ISBN-13: 9780688062699

  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces