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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) (read full review)
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.
—Bernard E. Olson, Saturday Review of Literature (read full review)
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.
Excellent for the scholar or general reader.
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.
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
—Richard Hamilton, Journal of Health and Social Behavior (read full review)
Overall, Marx's book is a substantial and positive contribution to the literature on intergroup relations... Marx, in a lucid and readable style, sets forth and documents his major points.
—Richard D. Ashmore, Contemporary Psychology
This study by Gary T. Marx represents a solid piece of sociological research which combines a careful analysis of interview data with the debunking of some popular myths current in the white community... an insightful sociological investigation.
—Arnold Dashefsky, Jewish Social Studies (read full review)
This book merits discussion by all who have an interest in the furtherance of human relations. It might very well be the most comprehensive study of its kind.
—Lloyd C. Lindo, Eternity Magazine for Today's Christian (read full review)
A major study from the University of California... This is vital, gut-level reading.
The style of Protest and Prejudice is sociological which does not make for easy reading, but the ideas make it well worth the effort.
Fascinating and readable analysis.
The study is an important contribution to better understanding of Negro attitudes in light of recent explosive events.
Protest and Prejudice is a skillful, probing sociological analysis of the scope of protest and militancy among Negroes.
—Boston Herald Tribune
Should replace conjecture with fact and substitute hard analysis for facile cliches....treasure trove of information.
—W. Maslow, Patterns of Prejudice (London)
A specialized scholarly work, but should be of interest to anyone interested in the areas of human and racial relations.
—San Francisco Chronicle
Protest and Prejudice is a skillful, probing sociological analysis of the scope of protest and militancy among American Negroes based on comprehensive interviews.
—Richard Robbins, Herald Tribune
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