Review of "Understanding Jim Crow"
I read your text Understanding Jim Crow, and I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your perspective. In particular, I agree with your assertions that "Jim Crow attitudes did not die" (22) and that "there is a growing desire among many Americans to forget the past and move forward" (19). I appreciate your honest assessment of Whites not wanting to discuss race in the assumption that things will just get better on its own. Basically, I find your comments to be succinct and spot on - in a way that I have rarely seen in the literature.
Just wanted to let you know that I really like your text and intend to use it in various capacities in my Diversity and Multicultural Education class.
Daniel Rubin, PhD, NBCT
Jacksonville State University
Department of Secondary Education