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Front Page » Table of Contents » Archive: Books & Book Reviews: March 2009

By Larry James on March 20, 2009


William Julius Wilson writes provocative, groundbreaking stuff.

Included in his bibliography are books like When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor, The Declining Significance of Race: Blacks and Changing American Institutions and The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy.

Now, Wilson is out with his latest study that promises to be his most important work to date. More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City tackles the historic debate sparked over four decades ago by the social commentary of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan in "The Negro Family: The Case for National Action," or the so-called "Moynihan Report."

As would be expected, Wilson comes at the issue from a new perspective that rings true upon reading the first reviews of his latest book. As a matter of fact, I heard a group of young black men speaking in exactly Wilson's terms just last week as we discussed a new project that aimed to create real jobs for their community.

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