Thomas Sowell's Quixotic Quest to Denigrate African American Culture: A Critique

  title={Thomas Sowell's Quixotic Quest to Denigrate African American Culture: A Critique},
  author={Jim Stewart},
  journal={The Journal of African American History},
  pages={459 - 466}
  • J. Stewart
  • Published 22 September 2006
  • History
  • The Journal of African American History
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