Tomaskovic-Devey to speak on 'Documenting Desegregation'
Sociology professor Donald Tomaskovic-Devey will discuss his new book, "Documenting Desegregation, Racial and Gender Segregation in Private-Sector Employment Since the Civil Rights Act," at a Sociology Department colloquium on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 12:30-2 p.m. in W-32 Machmer Hall.
Enacted nearly 50 years ago, the Civil Rights Act codified a new vision for American society by formally ending segregation and banning race and gender discrimination in the workplace. But how much change did the legislation actually produce? As employers responded to the law, did new and more subtle forms of inequality emerge in the workplace? In an insightful analysis that combines history with a rigorous empirical analysis of newly available data, "Documenting Desegregation" offers the most comprehensive account to date of what has happened to equal opportunity in America — and what needs to be done in order to achieve a truly integrated workforce.
"Documenting Desegregation" is co-authored by by Kevin Stainback of Purdue University.