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Introduction

  • Phyllis A. Katz
  • Dalmas A. Taylor
Part of the Perspectives in Social Psychology book series (PSPS)

Abstract

More than 10 years ago, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) published a manuscript about racism. That book, edited by one of the present editors (Katz, 1976), focused on both the origins and the possible solutions to the problem of white racism toward blacks. The various authors reviewed the pertinent social science literature. Since then, much appears to have changed, and the present volume originated in order to gauge and document what has transpired since the mid-1970s. Differing ways of viewing the problem of racism are apparent in a variety of realms, including research, theory, emotional tone, and the sociopolitical context. The purpose of this volume, then, is to describe some of these changes, to discuss their interrelationships, and to assess the current state of the field.

Keywords

Black Woman Affirmative Action White Racism School Desegregation Institutional Racism 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Phyllis A. Katz
    • 1
  • Dalmas A. Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Research on Social ProblemsBoulderUSA
  2. 2.College of Liberal ArtsWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

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