Racism in America : a reference handbook / Steven L. Foy.

Foy, Steven L. [Browse]
  • Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2020]
  • ©2020
1 online resource (xv, 346 pages) : illustrations.


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Racism in America: A Reference Handbook diverges from the typical focus of accounts of racism on interpersonal prejudice and discrimination to situate racism within structural processes to demonstrate the systematic nature of racial discrimination. Racial progress, though notable, has largely addressed symptoms of the racialized social system rather than tackling the ways in which the system is inherently patterned to benefit whites. This book provides evidence that racial discrimination is not an occasional decision made by individuals. The book provides readers with a background and history of race in America; a thorough treatment of the problems, controversies, and solutions related to race; a perspectives section including essays from experts in a variety of related fields; profiles of important people and organizations; and a section dedicated to data and documents. Its organizational strategy benefits the reader, first explaining core concepts and providing context for racism in America before moving into more specific applications in the work of relevant experts and providing directions for further study.
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  • Pt. 1: Background and history
  • The origins of American racism
  • Institutional venues of racism
  • Pt. 2: Problems, controversies, and solutions
  • Acknowledging the past and recognizing the presence of racism in America
  • Land, labor, and the maintenance of the status quo revisited
  • Institutional venues of racism revisited
  • Working toward solutions
  • Pt. 3: Perspectives
  • The perils of racial progress narratives / Victor Ray
  • Racism and the media landscape in the United States / Sahar D. Sattarzadeh and Matthew W. Hughey
  • Law enforcement and immigration enforcement in the Rio Grande Valley / Efrén C. Olivares
  • Reclaiming the city: racial gentrification as urban policy / Louise Seamster
  • The normalcy of legitimized racism against indigenous peoples / Dwanna L. McKay
  • Beyond DACA: why the immigration battle must be fought for the 11 million / Catalina Adorno Castillo
  • White dog, yellow mother / Alison Ho
  • The cost of silence / A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
  • Pt. 4: Profiles
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
  • Ku Klux Klan
  • Nation of Islam
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • The Sentencing Project
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  • United Farm Workers' Movement
  • Pt. 5: Data and documents
  • Pt. 6: Resources
  • The arts
  • Consumer goods and the reification of whiteness
  • Criminal justice
  • Cyber racism
  • Education
  • Employment, health, welfare, and socioeconomic status
  • Housing and transportation
  • Immigration
  • Intersectionality
  • Military
  • Political participation
  • Racial attitudes
  • Racial construction and categorization
  • Racial progress
  • Religion
  • Reparations
  • Science and pseudoscience
  • Social psychology
  • Sports
  • Theory
  • White supremacy
  • Pt. 7: Chronology.
  • 9781440856419
  • 9781440856402
  • 1-4408-5641-9
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