Reviews of Protest and Prejudice: A Study of Belief in the Black Community
By Gary T. Marx

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[One of] the two most important sociological studies of the Negro in America to appear in at least a decade [The book] is a careful description of the mood and attitudes of the black community at a given point in time, and a subtle analysis that is in stark contrast to the oversimplified, dramatic discussions of... journalists and... propagandistic statements... which have done so much to distort our picture of what is going on.

--August Meier, Trans-Action (Society)


In his foreword to Gary T. Marx’s study of Negro attitudes, Bayard Rustin comments that Marx ‘tells it like it is.’ One thing is certain: he tells it in a way that sharply challenges certain popular stereotypes of Negro thought... analyzing the resulting data with an admiral blend of precision and sophistication... There is no doubt that Marx’s study is an eminent example of opinion research, one carried through with estimable honesty and sensitvity.

--Martin Duberman, New York Times Book Review (read full review)


Gary T. Marx’s Protest and Prejudice makes a tremendous contribution.

--Saturday Review of Literature


A truly important contribution to knowledge. Indeed this is a brilliant piece of work.

--J. Allen Williams, Jr., Social Forces


Responsible sociology at its best.

--Kirkus


Excellent for the scholar or general reader.

--Library Review


Marx analyzes the survey findings intelligently and ingeniously and discusses them fluently...an enormously valuable corrective to stereotypes and glib generalizations about contemporary Negro attitudes.

--Choice


The current distortion in the mass media of what is going on in the Negro community makes this systematic interview survey... doubly welcome... the study is excellent in its design... superb in its analysis and write-up, and fairly responsible in its scholarship.

--Arnold Rose, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science


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