Maxwell School, Syracuse University

J. Milton Yinger


A Minority Group in American Society

New York: McGraw-Hill, 1965



This book relates the study of minority groups to the systematic study of sociology and social problems.  The author deals with the analytical, moral, and strategic questions related to the place of minority groups in a free society.  The primary focus is on the Negro and the racial situation as it exists in the United States today.  Basic to the interest in this problem, however, is a concern for more general principles of minority-majority relations.  The book is intended to prompt the reader to further thought and to suggest how these problems might better be approached.  Attention is drawn to three critically important questions concerning minority groups in our society:  where are we?  where do we go from here?  how can we get there?




Trustee Professor of Public Administration and Economics