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Call # E185.61 .C623 2004
Author Clark, Kenneth Bancroft, 1914-2005
Title Toward humanity and justice : the writings of Kenneth B. Clark, scholar of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision / edited by Woody Klein ; foreword by John Hope Franklin
Imprint Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004
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Descript. xxxiii, 290 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Summary/Abstract "This first collection of black psychologist Dr. Kenneth B. Clark's body of work over a half-century reveals his insight into the fields of social science, education, politics, and the law. He tells the inside story of the ground-breaking studies he made of black public school children, showing they lacked self-esteem because they were treated separately and differently than their white counterparts. His social science papers were the basis for the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision of May 17, 1954, that state-sponsored segregation in public schools violated the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution."--BOOK JACKET
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-259) and index
Subject African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 20th century
African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- History -- 20th century
Racism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Social sciences -- United States -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Race relations
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Alt Author Klein, Woody, 1929-
OCLC # 52814443
Table of Contents
 Foreword: "The Last Integrationist" / John Hope Franklin 
 Preface / Woody Klein 
 Introduction: Brown v. Board of Education - A Perspective / Paul Finkelman 
IThe Roots of Racism1
 Commentary / Gunnar Myrdal 
1Prejudice Through Generations3
 Commentary / Marian Wright Edelman, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Paul Robeson, Jr. 
2The Pathology of Racism13
 Commentary / Cornel West 
3Morality, Ethics, and Racism17
 Commentary / Lawrence Plotkin 
4The Human Cost of Racism27
 Commentary / Roger Wilkins 
5Prejudice, Psychology, and Mental Health34
 Commentary / Alvin F. Poussaint 
IIThe Continuing Search for Social Justice39
 Commentary / David Levering Lewis 
6Education: The Key to Freedom41
 Commentary / Gregory H. Williams, Johnnetta B. Cole 
7The Role of the Courts63
 Commentary / Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, Burke Marshall, Robert L. Carter 
8Race, Politics, and the Democratic Process85
 Commentary / Charles B. Rangel 
9Breaking the Barriers Through Legislation94
 Commentary / Bill Bradley 
10The Civil Rights Movement99
 Commentary / John Lewis, Hugh Price, Kweisi Mfume, Roy Innis, A. Philip Randolph, Nadine Strossen 
11Civil Rights and the Church117
 Commentary / Calvin O. Butts III 
12The Role of Social Scientists123
 Commentary / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 
13Civil Rights and the Military134
 Commentary / Clifford L. Alexander, Jr. 
14The Challenge to Business and Labor138
 Commentary / Herbert Hill 
IIIRace Relations: The Ongoing Struggle149
 Commentary / Gary Orfield 
15Race Relations and the Media151
 Commentary / Clarence Page 
16On Leaders, Philosophy, and Issues158
 Commentary / Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. 
17Beyond America172
 Commentary / Franklin A. Thomas 
18"Racial Progress and Retreat: A Personal Memoir" / Kenneth B. Clark180
19Afterword: An Academician and an Activist / Hilton B. Clark196
App. 1Biography of Kenneth B. Clark / Woody Klein203
App. 2Mid-Century White House Conference on Children and Youth: Paper, "The Effects of Prejudice and Discrimination on Personality Development" / Kenneth B. Clark206
App. 3"Appendix to Appellant's Briefs - The Effects of Segregation and the Consequences of Desegregation: A Social Science Statement" / Kenneth B. Clark211
App. 4"Desegregation: An Appraisal of the Evidence," / Kenneth B. Clark220
App. 5"The Social Scientist as an Expert Witness in Civil Rights Litigation," / Kenneth B. Clark227
App. 6U.S. Supreme Court: Brown v. Board of Education229
App. 71955 Annual Survey of American Law: Part Five - "Legal Philosophy and Reform," / Edmond Cahn232
App. 8New York University Law Review: "Jurisprudence," / Edmond Cahn235
App. 9"The Desegregation Cases: Criticism of the Social Scientist's Role," / Kenneth B. Clark239
 Selected Bibliography251
 About the Editor and Contributors279