African Americans Today

Friday, November 26, 2010

Eugene Robinson, politics and culture columnist and associate editor at The Washington Post, and author of Disintegration: The Splintering of Black Americaexplains how he sees African Americans split into distinct sociological groups.


Eugene Robinson

Comments [5]

gaetano catelli from Oxford, Mississippi

I'm glad that Brian is finally discussing the topic of race.

Nov. 26 2010 11:46 PM

Enjoyed this informative piece.

@ stephen
It sounds horrible where you work. At what workplace are the majority of white men discussing their unacceptability of Pres. Obama?

If the military was the most integrated place in America then we wouldn't be firing soldiers based on their sexual identity. Fortunately, my workplace in NYC is more evolved.

Nov. 26 2010 12:47 PM
Stephen from Brooklyn

I do agree with your caller Mike to some extent. Even with integration the whites refuse to accept a level playing field in all aspects of life, especially jobs & education. Most white men at my job like in most parts of the US cannot accept Obama as the head of the country, just because he is Black. Little over 60 years we had a segregated military. Today the military is the most integrated place in America. Maybe America realized that the color of your skin is not important when it comes to being shot at in a war. I will take separate but equal because this is not working because race continues to matter in America.

Nov. 26 2010 10:55 AM
Rachel from Manhattan

Is DP Moynihan's report on the culture of poverty still relevant today, especially for the 'abandoned' group?

Nov. 26 2010 10:38 AM
Bernard from Bronx

To what extent is disintegration in black America a direct result of integration as social and political policy begun in the 60s?

Nov. 26 2010 10:14 AM

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