Equality in America

Equality in America : Religion, Race and the Urban Majority

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0195008995
  • 9780195008999

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A fresh approach to the problem of reconciling the principle of tolerance with the principle of majority rule in a democratic society. "Equality" in the context of this study has no reference to egalitarianism. Rather, the author addresses three areas of our national life in which equality, as a principle of tolerance and equal opportunity, has occasioned problems: religion; race; and the urban-rural ??mbalance. With great clarity and insight, Mr. Grimes traces the institutional changes which have occurred in the relationship of church and state, and the institutional and psychological changes which must still occur with respect to race, as preconditions of equality. This ?? not a usual approach in a study which focuses on legal, economic, or sociological correctives for the unacceptable discriminations against particular minorities. The book goes beyond this to analyze the normative changes in the large society essential to progress. An excellent book and its applicability to the racial question may extend its rather special sphere of interest. (Kirkus Reviews)show more