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17%OFFMaya A. Beasley - Opting Out - 9780226040134 - V9780226040134
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Opting Out

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Description for Opting Out Hardcover. A study of racial disparity that examines why some talented black undergraduates pursue lower-paying, lower-status careers despite being amply qualified for more prosperous ones. It is suitable for parents, educators, students, scholars, and policy makers. Num Pages: 232 pages, 8 line drawings, 1 table. BIC Classification: 1KBB; JNF; JNM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 18. Weight in Grams: 454.
Why has the large income gap between blacks and whites persisted for decades after the passage of civil rights legislation? More specifically, why do African Americans remain substantially under-represented in the highest-paying professions, such as science, engineering, information technology, and finance? A sophisticated study of racial disparity, "Opting Out" examines why some talented black undergraduates pursue lower-paying, lower-status careers despite being amply qualified for more prosperous ones. To explore these issues, Maya A. Beasley conducted in-depth interviews with black and white juniors at two of the nation's most elite universities, one public and one private. Beasley identifies a set of ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2011
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press United States
Number of pages
232
Condition
New
Number of Pages
240
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780226040134
SKU
V9780226040134
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About Maya A. Beasley
Maya A. Beasley is assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and a member of the advisory board of the Institute for African Studies at the University of Connecticut.

Reviews for Opting Out
"This important book makes a compelling argument that the continuing presence of racism in US society decisively and negatively affects the careers of some of our most talented black college students. Beasley shows that the racism faced by talented blacks of this generation is qualitatively different than previous ones as she weaves together a history of black social mobility that ... Read more

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