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39 Resources found.

Race in North America; Orgin and Evolution of a Worldview

In a sweeping work that traces the idea of race for more than three centuries, Audrey Smedley shows that "race" is a cultural invention that began to appear around the turn of the eighteenth century.


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Maya Angelou

As a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, Maya Angelou traveled the world and spread her legendary wisdom.


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American Ethnicity: The Dynamics and Consequences of Discrimination

From the Website: "American Ethnicity is a brief text that provides an accessible introduction to the dynamics of racial and ethnic relations. Key concepts and theories are summarized, and the authors develop a simple theoretical framework that guides the presentation of data on each of the prominent ethnic groups in America.


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The Hidden Cost of Being African American

Thomas Shapiro argues in The Hidden Cost of Being African American, fundamental levels of racial inequality persist, particularly in the area of asset accumulation, such as inheritance, stocks, bonds, and other investments.


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Race and Ethnicity: Taking Sides - Clashing Views in Race and Ethnicity

Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Race and Ethnicity presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills.


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Rethinking the Color Line: Readings in Race and Ethnicity

User-friendly without sacrificing intellectual or theoretical rigor, this anthology of current research examines contemporary issues and explores new approaches to the study of race and ethnic relations.


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More Than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City

In this book, Wilson reaches the controversial conclusion that while structural and cultural forces are inextricably linked, public policy can only change the racial status quo by reforming the institutions that reinforce it.


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Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice

Fire in the Heart uncovers the dynamic processes through which some white Americans become activists for racial justice.


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Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States

Through individual stories, essays, poetry and critical analyses, Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States, Sixth Edition, introduces issues of race, class and gender within an interdisciplinary framework.


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Doing Race: 21 Essays for the 21st Century

"Doing Race" focuses on race and ethnicity in everyday life: what they are, how they work and why they matter.


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Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation

Tatum believes that schools can be key institutions for forging connections across the racial divide.


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A Different Mirror: A History of Multicutural America

Takaki traces the economic and political history of Indians, African Americans, Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese, Irish and Jewish people in America, with considerable attention given to instances and consequences of racism.


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Zinn Education Project

The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the use of Howard Zinn's best-selling book, A People's History of the United States and other materials for teaching a people's history in middle and high school classrooms across the country.


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The New Jim Crow: Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

From the Website: "The New Jim Crow is a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status - denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement."


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The Trouble With Black Boys: And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education

In "The Trouble With Black Boys", Pedro Noguera examines the many facets of race in schools and society and reveals what it will take to improve outcomes for all students.


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The Presumpion of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America

Charles Ogletree uses the Gates-Crowley incident as a lens through which to explore issues of race, class, and crime, with the goal of creating a more just legal system for all.


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The History of White People

In "The History of White People", historian Nell Irvin Painter guides us through more than two thousand years of Western civilization, illuminating not only the invention of race but also the frequent praise of “whiteness” for economic, scientific, and political ends.


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Strangers to These Shores: Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States

This comprehensive text on racial and ethnic relations in the U.S. covers theoretical issues and the experiences of more than 50 racial, ethnic, and religious groups.


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Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School

In "Everyday Antiracism", leading educators deal with the most challenging questions about race in school, offering invaluable and effective advice.


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How Race Survived US History: From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama Phenomenon

How Race Survived US History explores how the idea of race was created and recreated in American history


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Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line

Passing Strange tells the dramatic tale of a family built along the fault lines of celebrity, class, and race - from the ""Todd's"" wedding in 1888, to the 1964 death of Ada King, one of the last surviving Americans born into slavery.


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Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States

From the Website: "The first edition of this best-selling book showed that alongside the subtle forms of discrimination typical of the post-Civil Rights era, new powerful ideology of 'color-blind racism' has emerged."


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The Imperative of Integration

From the Website: "Some would argue that we have finally arrived at a postracial America, but The Imperative of Integration indicates otherwise. Elizabeth Anderson demonstrates that, despite progress toward racial equality, African Americans remain disadvantaged on virtually all measures of well-being."


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Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology

From the Website: "Featuring an accessible and diverse collection of more than 60 writings by a variety of scholars, RACE, CLASS, & GENDER demonstrates how the complex intersection of people's race, class, and gender (and also sexuality) shapes their experiences, and who they become as individuals."


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Slavery by Another Name: Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to WWII

From the Website: "Based on a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME unearths the lost stories of slaves and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation and then back into the shadow of involuntary servitude."


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Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, Second Edition

From the Website: "Readings for Diversity and Social Justice is the market leading anthology to cover the full scope of social oppression from a social justice standpoint. With full sections dedicated to racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, and ableism, as well as transgenderism, ethno-religious oppression, and adult and ageism, this bestselling text goes far beyond the range of traditional readers."


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Race and Ethnic Relations: American and Global Perspectives

The book explores race and ethnic relations in a global context, while extensively covering groups and issues in American society.


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The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency

Eschewing the critical excesses of both the left and the right, Kennedy offers a gimlet-eyed view of Obama's triumphs and travails, his strengths and weaknesses, as they pertain to the troubled history of race in America.


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The Integration Debate: Competing Futures for American Cities

This book explores both long-standing and emerging controversies over the nation's ongoing struggles with discrimination and segregation. More urgently, it offers guidance on how these barriers can be overcome to achieve truly balanced and integrated living patterns.


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Inheriting the Trade

Inheriting the Trade is the unique story of Thomas Norman DeWolf's experiences during the making of the Emmy-nominated documentary feature film Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North.


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Racial Domination, Racial Progress: The Sociology of Race in America

Racial Domination, Racial Progress: The Sociology of Race in America looks at race in a clear and accessible way, allowing students to understand how racial domination and progress work in all aspects of society.


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Bone to Pick: Of Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Reparation, and Revenge

Bone to Pick provides an eloquent and engaging analysis of the process of forgiveness and reconciliation that is central to the human experience.


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The Rage of a Privileged Class: Why Are Middle-Class Blacks Angry? Why Should America Care?

With measured eloquence, Ellis Cose shows that even for the black middle-class, which has worked hard and played by the rules, the American dream is still a dream deferred.


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Trustbuilding: An Honest Conversation on Race, Reconciliation, and Responsibility

Trustbuilding is part historical narrative and part handbook for a model of dialogue and community change that has been adopted both nationally and internationally. At its center is the story of how Richmond, Virginia, a former slave market, capital of the Confederacy, and leading proponent of Massive Resistance, has become a seedbed for inter-racial dialogue and trustbuilding with national and international implications.


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Segregation: The Rising Costs for America

Segregation: The Rising Costs for America documents how discriminatory practices in the housing markets through most of the past century, and that continue today, have produced extreme levels of residential segregation that result in significant disparities in access to good jobs, quality education, homeownership attainment and asset accumulation between minority and non-minority households.


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Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority

At this point in history, the idea of black inferiority should have had a "Going-Out-of-Business Sale." After all, Barack Obama has reached the Promised Land. Yet, as Brainwashed: Erasing the Myth of Black Inferiority testifies, too much of black America is still wandering in the wilderness.


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Racial and Ethnic Groups

Race and Ethnic Groups helps students understand the changing dynamics of the U.S. population by examining our history, exploring our current situation, and discussing concerns for the future.


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Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity

Focusing on disparities in employment, housing, education and healthcare, Wise argues that racism is indeed still an acute problem in the United States today, and that colorblind policies actually worsen the problem of racial injustice.


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Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama

In this timely new book, Tim Wise explores how Barack Obama's emergence as a political force is taking the race debate to new levels.


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