RACE: MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION by Jeremish Newman

RACE: MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Father Newman, professor of sociology at Maynooth Seminary, Dublin, intends to bring a ""global view"" to the problem of racial relations, and he succeeds to the extent that , geographically, he covers the major manifestations of the issue from Britain to South Africa, and from America to Australia. He fails to achieve however, the synthesis intended because he treats the areas in question disjunctively rather than conjunctively, because he adopts a superficiality of approach by virtue of which the book becomes merely a scrapbook of mediocre journalism, and because he oversimplifies to an extent that will enrage the scholar as much as it will deceive the layman (for example, ""Race Theories in the U.S. "" is treated in two pages: ""How Race Prejudice Can be Eradicated"" gets a page and a half; etc.). If the publication of Race can be justified, it will be on the basis of an adequate synthesis, in the final third of the book, of the teachings of the Gospel and of Rome on the issue of racial justice. On the whole, the book will appeal only to the most undiscriminating collector of the literature on discrimination.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1967
Publisher: Helicon