Features of the Book

Realizing the Civil Rights Dream explains how America can realize the civil rights dream in the 21st century – if U.S. citizens take actions as individuals as well as work together for full participation of all.

  • Asks―and answers―the troubling question: Why have the civil rights hopes of the 1960s not yet been realized?

  • Demonstrates the relationship between what happens in everyday life and racism's persistence

  • Provides insightful historical context for racism as it exists the 21st century

  • Presents a framework for understanding how social forces preserve racism

  • Offers a refreshingly optimistic perspective that racism can be overcome