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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
In the field of race relations, particularly in the United States, many scholars have turned their attention to the area of government policy and its implication for American racial relations.1 Race and Ethnic Relations by Blalock is concerned with this issue, but not exclusively. He makes the point that racial and ethnic conflict is not simply an American problem but indeed exists as a problem for most societies and emphasizes the desirability of comparative analysis whenever possible. Blalock also wants to rescue us from the naive assumption that it is possible to view race and ethnic relations in isolation.
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