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Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal

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Why, despite continued efforts to increase understanding and expand opportunities, do black and white Americans still lead separate lives, continually marked by tension and hostility? In his much-lauded classic, newly updated to reflect the changing realities of race in our nation, Andrew Hacker explains the origins and meaning of racism and clarifies the conflicting theor ...more
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Published May 19th 2003 by Scribner (first published 1992)
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Allison
Author: Andrew Hacker teaches political science at Queens College in New York City. He previously served as a professor of government at Cornell University. Another book written by Hacker is The End of the American Era. He has also contributed to journals and publications including: The New York Review of Books, Time, Newsweek, Harpers, Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and Fortune.

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Debbie
Andrew Hacker does an excellent job of letting the reader look at how each society- black and white- live, think, pick political candidates etc. Hacker takes us inside the races with statistics and narrative that is hard to lay down. He looks at families, crime, education, jobs and more. Another must read to gather more understanding of each other's races.
Emily
Nov 11, 2007 Emily rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone concerned about race relations in america
I loved this book when I read it. It is a very well researched book with a lot of support for any point that it makes. Although the fact that it is probably 10 years old might make a lot of the statistics no longer relevant. I should reread it.
Linda
This is an interesting book, last updated in 2003. The last chapter is focused on politics and is particularly interesting to read given Obama's election.
Corey Nazer
A really sad commentary on race relations within the United States. Eye opening.
Danielle
Short, well-researched and eye-opening. A must read.
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Andrew Hacker is an American political scientist and public intellectual.
He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at Queens College in New York. He did his undergraduate work at Amherst College. This was followed by graduate work at Oxford University, University of Michigan, and Princeton University where he received his PhD degree.

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