A Dream Deferred by Shelby Steele, Harper Collins, $19.95, 185 pages.
In this new book, the author of the 1990 award-winning, The Content
of Our Character, continues his argument that governmental policies
such as affirmative action do more to harm than help African Americans.
The self-described Black conservative asserts, “The great ingenuity of
interventions like affirmative action has not been that they give
Americans a way to identify with the struggle of Blacks, but that they
give them a way to identify with racial virtuousness quite apart from
Blacks.” Hmmm …
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