A book released January 22, 2008 by Richard Thompson Ford< read all 1 reviews
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"A vigorous and long-overdue shake-up of the nation's stale discourse on race . . . sharp, tightly argued, and delightfully contentious."--Orlando Patterson, The New York Times
"Crackles with insight and pierces the pieties of left and right . . . This history [of discrimination] only heightens the urgency of today's problems. . . . [A] passionate effort to redefine civil rights, brings a jolt of clarity."--The Washington Post
"Ford is bracing. . . . He takes dead aim at racial opportunists, opponents of affirmative action, multiculturalists, and the myriad rights organizations trying to hitch a ride on the successes of the black civil rights movement. . . . Best of all, he argues his humane, centrist position without apology or hesitation."--William Grimes, The Seattle Times
"Pragmatic . . . few would object to Ford's emphasis on the need for long-term solutions to ...