The Inherent Contradiction in Partial Equality


Marlin Foxworth, Ph.D. and Ralph Gordon


$25.00 / ISBN-13: 978-1-58790-142-3 / 352 pages / paperback / 5.5” x 8.5”


Sociology / Political Science / Black Studies

This book is an overview of America’s persistent racism as told through the astute observations and experiences of the authors, each raised on different sides of that Divide, one white and one black. It seeks to remind us of the persistence of that Divide in this country, despite the insufficient and brief exceptions to it – such as a man who is African American running for president at the head of a major political party. The book intensely examines the structural elements of the societal schisms caused by this Divide and gives specific prescriptions for things that need to be done if the Divide is to be permanently undone. THE BLACK/WHITE DIVIDE IN AMERICA…STILL is a thoughtful and sobering work that will cause each of us to examine our individual and collective complacency in allowing the Divide to endure.


The two authors come from different backgrounds ­– geographically, culturally and vocationally. However, they share perspectives and concerns about this vital area of human relations in our country. Marlin Foxworth, Ph.D. has spent a long career in education in California, having taught from the 1st grade straight through to masters degree courses and having been a principal five times and a school district superintendent three times. Ralph Gordon attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia and now manages national sales for a high-tech firm. Both authors have done extensive service work. Their writing is not an adversarial “point/counterpoint” text, but rather an illustration of how two men traveled separate roads to reach a common bond of understanding about a profound social matter.

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