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Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America's Future
A wide-ranging, pragmatic, and in-depth volume that covers the persistently divisive issues surrounding race in America, with contributions from Angela Blackwell, Stewart Kwoh, Manuel Pastor, Van Jones and Allen Crouch, among others. The authors address evolving and emerging topics such as the future of work and metropolitan communities, immigrant integration, and effective educational structures.