This title was first published in 2001. A unique investigation of race and ethnic relations in today’s America, exploring the nature and extent of non-white socio-economic progress since 1990 and the degree of improvement in the overall racial and ethnic climate during the same period.

chapter 1|15 pages


chapter 2|17 pages

Demographic Figures and Trends

chapter 3|16 pages

Black Middle Class, Black Underclass

chapter 4|15 pages

Housing and Education

chapter 5|15 pages

Unemployment and Income Disparities

chapter 6|25 pages

Crime, Health and the Media

chapter 7|20 pages


chapter 8|19 pages

Middleman, Model and Silent Minorities?

chapter 9|21 pages

Affirmative Action

chapter 10|20 pages


chapter 11|8 pages

An Overview