Race and Morality: How Good Intentions Undermine Social Justice and Perpetuate Inequality
Sociology & Criminal Justice
This book attempts to explain why it has been so difficult to solve America's racial problems as the country has moved from what the author describes as a closed caste to an open class society. The author contends that Americans fail to perceive how the legacy of slavery interferes with social mobility and highlights the values that middle-class blacks and whites need to uphold, most prominently the emphasis on freedom as opposed to total equality.
Fein, M. L. (2001). Race and morality: How good intentions undermine social justice and perpetuate inequality. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.