In the 1960s, civil rights victories dealt a blow to racial discrimination, and yet 40 years later many blacks remain left behind.
Has affirmative action sabotaged the gains of the civil rights movement? What is the role of personal accountability in improving the standing of minority groups?
In his book, “White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era,” distinguished race-relations scholar Dr. Shelby Steele argues that the age of white supremacy has given way to an age of white guilt—and neither has been good for African Americans.
Dr. Steele is a long-standing critic of racism and segregation, as well as welfare programs, affirmative action, and black victimization.
He has written extensively for the “New York Times,” “Wall Street Journal,” and “Harper’s,” and in 1990, he received the National Book Critics Circle Award for “The Content of Our Character.”