Joyce Ladner

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Mainstream sociology ... reflects the ideology of the larger society, which has always excluded Black lifestyles, values, behavior, attitudes, and so forth from the body of data that is used to define, describe, conceptualize and theorize about the structure and functions of American society.

Joyce Ann Ladner (born October 12, 1943) is an American civil rights activist, author, civil servant and sociologist.

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  • Blacks have always been measured against an alien set of norms. As a result they have been considered to be a deviation from the ambiguous white middle-class model, which itself has not always been clearly defined.
    • Introduction to The Death of White Sociology (1973), p. xxiii
  • Mainstream sociology ... reflects the ideology of the larger society, which has always excluded Black lifestyles, values, behavior, attitudes, and so forth from the body of data that is used to define, describe, conceptualize and theorize about the structure and functions of American society.
    • Introduction to The Death of White Sociology (1973), p. xxiii

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