Reconstruction and the Arc of Racial (in)Justice
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Reconstruction and the Arc of Racial (in)Justice

Edited by Julian M. Hayter and George R. Goethals

This collection of original essays and commentary considers not merely how history has shaped the continuing struggle for racial equality, but also how backlash and resistance to racial reforms continue to dictate the state of race in America. Informed by a broad historical perspective, this book focuses primarily on the promise of Reconstruction, and the long demise of that promise. It traces the history of struggles for racial justice from the post US Civil War Reconstruction through the Jim Crow era, the Civil Rights and Voting Rights decades of the 1950s and 1960s to the present day.
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Chapter 8: What about us? African American workers and the struggle for economic justice in the age of diversity

Claudrena N. Harold

Abstract

In Chapter 8, the University of Virginia serves as a case study of the challenges facing African American workers at an institution with not only stated commitment to racial diversity but also identifiable markers of progress in those areas. Through discussion of the political and economic battles of African American low-wage earners at UVA from 1969 to 2006, Claudrena N. Harold explores what, if any, progress has been made and holds that low wage African American workers’ concerns must be central to any movement for racial justice.

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