Read: Introduction to Ghosts of Jim Crow

February is drawing to a close, and we’d like to kick off the last few days of Black History Month by featuring the introduction to F. Michael Higginbotham’s forthcoming book, Ghosts of Jim Crow: Ending Racism in Post-Racial America (NYU Press, March 2013).

In Ghosts of Jim Crow, Higginbotham persuasively challenges the notion that we’re living in a post-racial America—and offers prescriptions to heal our country’s racial inequality. But don’t just take it from us. According to Publishers Weekly, Higginbotham “contributes an indispensable perspective on an enduring ‘racial paradigm’ in contemporary American society, while insisting, with concrete proposals, that true racial equality remains within reach.” Start reading below.

Introduction to Ghosts of Jim Crow by F. Michael Higginbotham