Andrew Hacker 's Book That Spells Out Andrew Hackers

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As we go about our daily lives and interact with all kinds of people, from all kinds of backgrounds and different races, we often do not always stop to think of their skin color and the culture they may be from. We are often too busy to really stop and take notice of what is really happening to the lives of the people around us. Two Nations Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal by Andrew Hacker is remarkable book that spells out Andrew Hackers thoughts about the race and the American people. A question one may ask is, do we simply see people and not their color, or do we see black people and white people and does that play a factor in what we do, how we act, and what we say. Hacker claims that we are a country moving toward being two nations, one white and one black. He feels like we will be “Two nations, between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy: who are as ignorant of each other’s habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different time zones, or inhabitants of different planets”(Hacker preface).

Hacker’s book Two Nations is broken down into three sections. In the first part of the book the author gives his personal impressions concerning race in today’s world. He attempts to bring to light some of the crucial truths that we may want to hide away and not talk about. Hacker writes that white Americans regard the United States as their nation. That the black slaves and their ancestor brought here from Africa are still to this day out of…

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