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Race Men: The W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures (review)

Race Men: The W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures (review) Reviews 403 Hazel V. Carby. Race Men: The W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1998. 191 pp. ISBN 0-674-74558-2, $24.00. Race has always been controversial and divisive in this country. Unfortu- nately, it is likely to continue as America’s Achilles’ heel in the next centu- ry. A late 1999 ABC News poll revealed that one in four Americans thought that racism and prejudice will be the “biggest problems people must deal with in the new millennium.” Indeed, racism and prejudice were most often chosen as the number one problem in the twenty-first century by both blacks and whites. It was, therefore, prophetic that W. E. B. Du Bois, one of the most acknowledged black scholars, accurately predicted in The Souls of Black Folk “that the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of color line” (46–47). However, what many observers may not be aware of, or acknowledge, is that sexism and intra-race relations, particularly in 404 Biography 23.2 (Spring 2000) the black community, may also present some problems in the twenty-first century if efforts are not made to curb them. In Race Men, Hazel V. Carby goes beyond the debate on race by tack- ling http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Race Men: The W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures (review)

Biography , Volume 23 (2) – Mar 1, 2001

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Reviews 403 Hazel V. Carby. Race Men: The W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1998. 191 pp. ISBN 0-674-74558-2, $24.00. Race has always been controversial and divisive in this country. Unfortu- nately, it is likely to continue as America’s Achilles’ heel in the next centu- ry. A late 1999 ABC News poll revealed that one in four Americans thought that racism and prejudice will be the “biggest problems people must deal with in the new millennium.” Indeed, racism and prejudice were most often chosen as the number one problem in the twenty-first century by both blacks and whites. It was, therefore, prophetic that W. E. B. Du Bois, one of the most acknowledged black scholars, accurately predicted in The Souls of Black Folk “that the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of color line” (46–47). However, what many observers may not be aware of, or acknowledge, is that sexism and intra-race relations, particularly in 404 Biography 23.2 (Spring 2000) the black community, may also present some problems in the twenty-first century if efforts are not made to curb them. In Race Men, Hazel V. Carby goes beyond the debate on race by tack- ling

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Published: Mar 1, 2001

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