Race and Morality: How Good Intentions Undermine Social Justice and Perpetuate Inequality
Sociology and 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.