Is White Guilt Destroying the Promise of Civil Rights?
Tuesday, May 9, 2006
Reception: 6:30 pm. Program: 7:00 pm
Admission: $15 $10 for Institute Members
$35 Special Admission includes one copy of White Guilt $30 Members.
Please call for availability: 1-800-927-8733
Location: The Independent Institute Conference Center, Oakland, CA.
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Author, White Guilt and The Content of Our Character; Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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In the 1960s, civil rights victories dealt a blow to racial discrimination, and yet 40 years later many blacks remain left behind. Has affirmative action sabotaged the gains of the civil rights movement? What is the role of personal accountability in improving the standing of minority groups? In his new book, White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era, distinguished race-relations scholar Shelby Steele argues that the age of white supremacy has given way to an age of white guiltand neither has been good for African Americans. Mr. Steele is a long-standing critic of racism and segregation, as well as welfare programs, affirmative action, and black victimization. He has written extensively for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Harpers, and in 1990, he received the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Content of Our Character. Please join us for a stimulating and timely program to learn more about race, equality, and opportunity in America.