Beyond Civil Rights: The Moynihan Report and Its Legacy is now in paperback. It offers the definitive account of the long-running controversy over the 1965 government document, The Negro Family. I am fascinated by the many ways the report has been interpreted and disturbed by how some have used it to rationalize racial inequality. I recently reflected on uses of the report after my book came out.
For more details at the University of Pennsylvania Press site, see here.
I annotated an online edition of the Moynihan Report for The Atlantic to complement its October 2015 cover story by Ta-Nehisi Coates, “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration.” I hope this serves as a resource for years to come for teachers, students, and anyone interested in the report.
You can also view video of a roundtable discussion about my book at the University of Michigan’s Gerald Ford School of Public Policy.