ROSE, ARNOLD MARSHALL (1918–1968), U.S. sociologist. Born in Chicago, Rose taught at Bennington College and Washington University in St. Louis and from 1952 until his death was professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota. His interest was primarily in the field of social problems, especially those relating to the labor movement and race relations. In the latter field he was considered a leading authority. Rose first entered the complex area of race relations as an assistant to Gunnar Myrdal, the author and editor of An American Dilemma (1944). Rose published a condensed edition of this classic entitled The Negro in America (1948).
He also wrote Studies in the Reduction of Prejudice (1947, 19482); The Negro's Morale (1949); and America Divided; Minority Group Relations in the United States (with C. Rose, 1948, 19492). He edited Race Prejudice and Discrimination (1951)