Cornell Brooks

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Segregation Now ...

Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, show how separate and unequal education is coming back.<p>Though James Dent could watch Central High School’s homecoming parade from the porch of his faded-white bungalow, it had been years since he’d bothered. But last …

Persistence of Race in the Changing South

<i>Is race still the driver of Southern politics?</i><p>Is there any difference in the racial/partisan politics of the Peripheral South and the Deep South?<p>What has been the impact of changing Southern politics on Black representation over the past few decades?<p>These are fascinating questions -- and a leading …

The Decline of the African-American family

Still others look to socioeconomic discrepancies for difficulties within the black family. Again Sowell’s research shows that “the particular culture …

Other People's Pathologies

Black culture and the culture of poverty are not the same thing.<p>Over the past week or so, Jonathan Chait and I have enjoyed an ongoing debate over the rhetoric the president employs when addressing African Americans. Here is my initial installment, Chait's initial rebuttal, my subsequent reply, and …

The Secret Lives of Inner-City Black Males

Paul Ryan's explanation for urban poverty isn't much different from Barack Obama's. Why did it make liberals so angry?<p>On Sunday, I took my son to see two movies at a French film festival that was in town. The local train was out. We walked over to Amsterdam to flag down a cab. The cab rolled right …