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Steele, Shelby

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The content of our character : a new vision of race in America by Shelby Steele( Book )

30 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 2,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of race in America--the causes of the increasing friction between black and white Americans, and the possibiliity of hope for a more harmonious future. The author looks closely at his own life in an integrated society, and, in challenging his own preconceptions about race, causes us to rethink our own
A dream deferred : the second betrayal of Black freedom in America by Shelby Steele( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"According to Steele, the liberalism that grew out of the 1960s had as its first and all-consuming goal the expiation of American guilt rather than the careful development of true equality between the races ... In four densely argued essays, Steele takes on the familiar questions of affirmative action, multiculturalism, diversity, Afro-centrism, group preferences, victimization -- and what he deems to be the atavistic powers of race, ethnicity, and gender."--Jacket
White guilt : how blacks and whites together destroyed the promise of the civil rights era by Shelby Steele( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the civil rights victories of the 1960s, our governments and universities, eager to avoid charges of racism, have made a show of taking responsibility for the problems of black Americans. In doing so, Steele asserts, they have only further exploited blacks, viewing them always as victims, never as equals. This phenomenon, which he calls white guilt, is a way for whites to keep up appearances, to feel righteous, and to acquire an easy moral authority--all without addressing the real underlying problems. Steele argues that calls for diversity and programs of affirmative action serve only to stigmatize minorities, portraying them not as capable individuals but as people defined by their membership in a group for which exceptions must be made. Through his articulate analysis of the last half-century of American race relations, Steele calls for a new culture of personal responsibility, a commitment to principles that can fill the moral void created by white guilt.--From publisher description
A bound man : why we are excited about Obama and why he can't win by Shelby Steele( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning author Steele attests that Senator Barack Obama's groundbreaking quest for the highest office in the land is fast becoming a galvanizing occasion beyond mere presidential politics, one that is forcing a national dialogue on the current state of race relations in America. Says Steele, poverty and inequality usually are the focus of such dialogues, but Obama's bid for so high an office pushes the conversation to a more abstract level where race is a politics of guilt and innocence generated by our painful racial history--a kind of morality play between (and within) the races in which innocence is power and guilt is impotence. Steele maintains that Obama is caught between the two classic postures that blacks have always used to make their way in the white American mainstream: bargaining and challenging; and proposes a way for him to break these bonds and find his own voice.--From publisher description
Shame : how America's past sins have polarized our country by Shelby Steele( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The United States today is hopelessly polarized; the political Right and Left have hardened into rigid and deeply antagonistic camps, preventing any sort of progress. Amid the bickering and inertia, the promise of the 1960s-when we came together as a nation to fight for equality and universal justice-remains unfulfilled. As Shelby Steele reveals in Shame, the roots of this impasse can be traced back to that decade of protest, when in the act of uncovering and dismantling our national hypocrisies-racism, sexism, militarism-liberals internalized the idea that there was something inauthentic, if not evil, in the America character. Since then, liberalism has been wholly concerned with redeeming modern American from the sins of the past, and has derived its political legitimacy from the premise of a morally bankrupt America. The result has been a half-century of well-intentioned but ineffective social programs, such as Affirmative Action. Steele reveals that not only have these programs failed, but they have in almost every case actively harmed America's minorities and poor. Ultimately, Steele argues, post-60s liberalism has utterly failed to achieve its stated aim: true equality. Liberals, intending to atone for our past sins, have ironically perpetuated the exploitation of this country's least fortunate citizens. It therefore falls to the Right to defend the American dream. Only by reviving our founding principles of individual freedom and merit-based competition can the fraught legacy of American history be redeemed, and only through freedom can we ever hope to reach equality. Approaching political polarization from a wholly new perspective, Steele offers a rigorous critique of the failures of liberalism and a cogent argument for the relevance and power of conservatism."--
Jefferson's blood( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Thomas Jefferson's life in the context of his times and looks at the contradictions in Jefferson's character, weighing the decisions he made in his private life with his public pronouncements on slavery and race-mixing. Follows the descendents of Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings as they search their family history and sort out their place along America's blurred color line
What Black men think( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examination of the role that myths, stereotypes and misrepresentations have played in the decimation of modern era Black relationships, and how the symbiotic relationship between government, media and Black leadership perpetuates misinformation to further marginalize the role of Black men in society."--Container
A bound man : why we are excited about Obama and why he can't win by Shelby Steele( Recording )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Award-winning author Steele attests that Senator Barack Obama's groundbreaking quest for the highest office in the land is fast becoming a galvanizing occasion beyond mere presidential politics, one that is forcing a national dialogue on the current state of race relations in America. Says Steele, poverty and inequality usually are the focus of such dialogues, but Obama's bid for so high an office pushes the conversation to a more abstract level where race is a politics of guilt and innocence generated by our painful racial history--a kind of morality play between (and within) the races in which innocence is power and guilt is impotence."--Container
Barack Obama : waarom iedereen van hem wil houden en wat zijn opkomst betekent by Shelby Steele( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse van de drijfveren van de Amerikaanse presidentskandidaat Barack Obama tegen de achtergrond van zijn gemengde afkomst en het huidige zwarte nationalisme in de Verenigde Staten
Shame : how America's past sins have polarized our country by Shelby Steele( Recording )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part memoir and part meditation on the failed efforts to achieve racial equality in America, [this book] advances Shelby Steele's provocative argument that 'new liberalism' has done more harm than good. Since the 1960s, overt racism against blacks is almost universally condemned, so much so that racism is no longer, by itself, a prohibitive barrier to black advancement. But African Americans remain at a disadvantage in American society, and Steele lays the blame at the feet of white liberals"--
Seven days in Bensonhurst( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the events following the murder of 16 year old black boy, Yusuf Hawkins on August 23, 1989 in a mostly white neighborhood of New York City
On values, talking with Peggy Noonan( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third in a series of three programs in which Peggy Noonan explores the roles of faith, family, and freedom in America today, in conversations with writers, historians, and thinkers. This segment explores the dynamics of the culture/values war and how our democratic freedoms drive and define that debate. Examines whether the crisis in values has also become a crisis in democracy. Features Shelby Steele, social critic and author of The content of our character; Professor James Wilson of UCLA, who has written extensively about crime and culture; and Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Free speech and racism on campus( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should some kinds of free speech be censored on university campuses because of their racial or sexual content
Bill Moyers journal : politics, the media, and the economy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers interviews Kathleen Hall Jamieson about the 2008 New Hampshire presidential primary and Shelby Steele about the racial dimension in the presidential campaign of Barack Obama
The best of Imprimis( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of difference : diversity or separatism?( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California and the content of our character : [Ward Connerly's Racial privacy initiative, Mar. 2004 California primary ballot] by Shelby Steele( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multiculturalism in higher education( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Shelby Steels discusses his book: The content of our character : a new vision of race in America
Shelby Steele, author, "A dream deferred: the second betrayal of Black freedom in America."( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steele spoke on his book A dream deferred, which discusses the programs implemented to promote black civil rights since the era of the Great Society and how these efforts were designed to relieve whites' guilt, not promote black civil liberties. Followed by audience questions. At Town Hall Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 22, 1998
Obama no kodoku : Naze wareware wa kare ni kibō o kanji dōji ni sono unmei o ureu noka by Shelby Steele( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A dream deferred : the second betrayal of Black freedom in America
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Shelby Steele Amerikaans socioloog

Steele, S.

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A dream deferred : the second betrayal of Black freedom in AmericaWhite guilt : how blacks and whites together destroyed the promise of the civil rights eraA bound man : why we are excited about Obama and why he can't winA bound man : why we are excited about Obama and why he can't win