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Sunday December 21st 2014

‘Carl L. Bankston III’

The Case of Charlotte-Mecklenburg

The Case of Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Why Didn't School Desegregation Work? BY CARL L. BANKSTON III After well over a half-century of efforts to desegregate American schools, many schools and even school districts continue to be concentrations of racial and ethnic minority students. Why is this? In academic and activist circles, the common answer is the “failure of will” [...]

Paul Berman’s The Flight of the Intellectuals

Paul Berman’s The Flight of the Intellectuals

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III The recent controversy over Ayaan Hirsi Ali's speech at Yale reminded me of a review I published back in 2011 of Paul Berman's book The Flight of the Intellectuals. I'm posting the review here: Two criticisms lie at the heart of Paul Berman’s The Flight of the Intellectuals. First, Berman criticizes the work of [...]

The Stiglitz Plan for Engineering Mobility

The Stiglitz Plan for Engineering Mobility

Joseph E. Stiglitz BY CARL L. BANKSTON III In the review section of the Sunday New York Times, the economist and Nobel Laureate Joseph E.Stiglitz remarks that “study after study has exposed the myth that America is a land of opportunity.” We do not have equal opportunity in this country, he argues, because the probabilities for upward [...]

Napoleon Chagnon’s Noble Savages

Napoleon Chagnon’s Noble Savages

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III If one of the purposes of a book review is to inspire readers to take up the original work, Elizabeth Povinelli’s sneering ad hominem attack on anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon months ago can at least be credited with contributing to my interest in obtaining a copy of Chagnon’s memoir, Noble Savages. I did not find [...]

Racist America? – Prof. Carl L. Bankston

Racist America? – Prof. Carl L. Bankston

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III Many of my academic colleagues are dedicated to the proposition that the United States is racist to the core. That, in fact, is the thesis of the influential book Racist America: Roots, Current Realities, and Future Reparations, by former American Sociological Association president Joe R. Feagin. The nation is so deeply [...]

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