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Review 'There is not a comparable book that pulls together all of the literature on race attitudes as Cross has done. This is an excellent book; it should be widely read.'?Harriette McAdoo, Howard University'In his book, Mr. Cross presents the results of his close re-reading of the original data from the literature on black identity from 1939 to 1967. Almost without exception, he says, the scholars involved committed two significant errors: They drew conclusions about adult identity from the results of research among preschool-aged children. In addition, they used measures that assessed social attitudes?views about racial identity?but interpreted their findings as if they had also measured elements of personality, such as self-esteem and self-hatred.'?The Chronicle of Higher Education'A major contribution to the scholarship on Black psychological identity.... Cross has carefully addressed this dominant thesis of psychology, and successfully brought it under a new scientific jurisdiction.'?James M. Jones, University of Delaware Read more From the Publisher Presents the diversity that has always been the hallmark of Black psychology, exploding the myth that self-hatred is the dominant theme in Black identity Read more See all Editorial Reviews