Racism in the United States

Racism in the United States
Author: Byron Curti Martyn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1142
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Interracial marriage
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Systemic Racism in the United States

Systemic Racism in the United States
Author: Robbie W.C. Tourse,Johnnie Hamilton-Mason,Nancy J. Wewiorski
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2018-05-22
ISBN: 3319722336
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Systemic Racism in the United States Book Excerpt:

"Tourse, Hamilton-Mason, and Wewiorski discuss major concepts that help explicate the systemic nature of institutionalized racism in the U.S. – with a focus on social construction, oppression, scaffolding, and institutional web – providing insight into racist thought and behavior that construct and mark people of color as 'a problem.' [...] I highly recommend this book for those who are engaged in working to combat domination and racism at the local, national, and global levels." -Gary Bailey, DHL, MSW, ACSW, Professor of Practice, Director of Urban Leadership Program, Simmons College School of Social Work This important volume provides a powerful overview of racism in the United States: what it is, how it works, and the social, cultural, and institutional structures that have evolved to keep it in place. It dissects the rise of legalized discrimination against four major racial groups (First Nations, Africans, Mexicans, and Chinese) and its perpetuation as it affects these groups and new immigrants today. The book’s scaffolding framework—which takes in institutions from the government to our educational systems—explains why racism remains in place despite waves of social change. At the same time, authors describe social justice responses being used to erode racism in its most familiar forms, and at its roots. This timely resource: Examines the sociology of discrimination as a constant in daily life. Traces the history of the legalization of racism in the United States. Locates key manifestations of racism in the American psyche. Links racism to other forms of discrimination. Identifies the interlocking components of institutionalized racism. Offers contemporary examples of resistance to racism. A forceful synthesis of history and social theory, Systemic Racism in the United States is vital reading for practitioners and other professionals in fields related to human rights, social policy, and psychology. And as a classroom text, it challenges its readers to deepen their understanding of both historical process and current developments.

Clean and White

Clean and White
Author: Carl A. Zimring
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN: 147987437X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clean and White Book Excerpt:

From the age of Thomas Jefferson to the Memphis Public Workers strike of 1968 through the present day, ideas about race-- whites are "clean" and non-whites are "dirty"-- have shaped where people have lived, where people have worked, and how American society's wastes have been managed. Zimring draws on historical evidence from statesmen, scholars, sanitarians, novelists, activists, advertisements, and the United States Census of Population to reveal changing constructions of environmental racism, focusing on constructions of race and hygiene. The bigoted idea that non-whites are "dirty" remains deeply ingrained in the national psyche, continuing to shape social and environmental inequalities.

Race and Racism in the United States An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic 4 volumes

Race and Racism in the United States  An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic  4 volumes
Author: Charles A. Gallagher,Cameron D. Lippard
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1771
Release: 2014-06-24
ISBN: 1440803463
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race and Racism in the United States An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic 4 volumes Book Excerpt:

How is race defined and perceived in America today, and how do these definitions and perceptions compare to attitudes 100 years ago... or 200 years ago? This four-volume set is the definitive source for every topic related to race in the United States.

Beyond Racism

Beyond Racism
Author: Charles V. Hamilton,Lynn Huntley,Antonio Sergio Alfredo Guimaraes,Neville Alexander
Publsiher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Total Pages: 654
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781588260024
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Racism Book Excerpt:

This study explores issues of race, racism, and strategies to improve the status of people of African descent in Brazil, South Africa and the USA. The authors provide in-depth information about each country, together with analyses of cross-cutting themes and trends.

The Jim Crow Laws and Racism in United States History

The Jim Crow Laws and Racism in United States History
Author: David K. Fremon
Publsiher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN: 0766060934
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jim Crow Laws and Racism in United States History Book Excerpt:

In 1954, the Supreme Court rejected the notion of "separate but equal" facilities in the famous Brown v. Board of Education decision. Highlighting the efforts of both blacks and whites to promote racial equality in the face of violent attempts to preserve white supremacy, Author David K. Fremon shows how segregation made the South a caste system. He traces the history of racial discrimination from the end of the Civil War through the Jim Crow era of segregation. After years of enduring separate facilities, including water fountains, telephone books, hospitals, and cemeteries, for whites and blacks, Fremon shows how African Americans and their white supporters were eventually able to win the battle for equal rights.

Erasing Racism

Erasing Racism
Author: Molefi Kete Asante
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Erasing Racism Book Excerpt:

In this profound study of America's persistent racial divide, Molefi Kete Asante, one of our leading scholars of African American history and culture, discusses the festering issue of systemic racism. As Asante makes clear, America continues to be a nation of two peoples with very different histories and perspectives - a white majority that mainly perceives a land of promise and a black minority very much aware that too many African Americans are still consigned to a ghetto wilderness on the margins of society. Despite the legal and social progress of African Americans since the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, the bitter legacy of slavery and subsequent racial injustice continues to haunt American society. Asante pinpoints the greatest source of frustration and anger among African Americans in recent decades: what he calls "the wall of ignorance" that attempts to hide the long history of racial injustice from public consciousness. This is most evident in each race's differing perspectives on racial matters. Though most whites view racism as a thing of the past, a social problem largely solved by the Civil Rights movement, blacks continue to experience racism in many areas of social life: encounters with the police; the practice of red lining in housing; difficulties in getting bank loans, mortgages, and insurance policies; and glaring disparities in health care, educational opportunities, unemployment levels, and incarceration rates. Though such problems are not expressions of the overt racism of legal segregation and lynch mobs - what most whites probably think of when they hear the word "racism" - their negative effect on black Americans is almost as pernicious. Such daily experiences create a lingering feeling of resentment that percolates in a slow boil till some event triggers an outburst of rage, like the Los Angeles riots of 1992. Only then does the majority start to pay attention. Asante argues that America cannot long continue as a cohesive society under these conditions. As we embark upon the new century, he urges more public focus on redressing the wrongs of the past and their continuing legacy. Above all, he thinks that Americans must seriously consider some system of reparations to deal with both past and present injustices, an apology, and our own truth-and-reconciliation committee that addresses both the history of slavery and present-day racism. Only in this way, he feels, can we ever hope to heal the racial divide that never seems to be erased. This is a powerful, deeply perceptive analysis of a crucial social problem by one of America's leading thinkers on race.

Encyclopedia of Racism in the United States S Z with primary documents and original writings

Encyclopedia of Racism in the United States  S Z  with primary documents and original writings
Author: Pyong Gap Min
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 795
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Minorities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Racism in the United States S Z with primary documents and original writings Book Excerpt:

This timely encyclopedia is the first to encapsulate racism and its manifestations throughout U.S. history.

Encyclopedia of Racism in the United States A H

Encyclopedia of Racism in the United States  A H
Author: Pyong Gap Min
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 795
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Minorities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Racism in the United States A H Book Excerpt:

This timely encyclopedia is the first to encapsulate racism and its manifestations throughout U.S. history.

Racism

Racism
Author: George M. Fredrickson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN: 0691167052
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Racism Book Excerpt:

Are antisemitism and white supremacy manifestations of a general phenomenon? Why didn't racism appear in Europe before the fourteenth century, and why did it flourish as never before in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries? Why did the twentieth century see institutionalized racism in its most extreme forms? Why are egalitarian societies particularly susceptible to virulent racism? What do apartheid South Africa, Nazi Germany, and the American South under Jim Crow have in common? How did the Holocaust advance civil rights in the United States? With a rare blend of learning, economy, and cutting insight, George Fredrickson surveys the history of Western racism from its emergence in the late Middle Ages to the present. Beginning with the medieval antisemitism that put Jews beyond the pale of humanity, he traces the spread of racist thinking in the wake of European expansionism and the beginnings of the African slave trade. And he examines how the Enlightenment and nineteenth-century romantic nationalism created a new intellectual context for debates over slavery and Jewish emancipation. Fredrickson then makes the first sustained comparison between the color-coded racism of nineteenth-century America and the antisemitic racism that appeared in Germany around the same time. He finds similarity enough to justify the common label but also major differences in the nature and functions of the stereotypes invoked. The book concludes with a provocative account of the rise and decline of the twentieth century's overtly racist regimes—the Jim Crow South, Nazi Germany, and apartheid South Africa—in the context of world historical developments. This illuminating work is the first to treat racism across such a sweep of history and geography. It is distinguished not only by its original comparison of modern racism's two most significant varieties—white supremacy and antisemitism—but also by its eminent readability.

Identity and Intolerance

Identity and Intolerance
Author: Norbert Finzsch,Dietmar Schirmer
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2002-07-18
ISBN: 9780521525992
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identity and Intolerance Book Excerpt:

In a world of increasingly heterogeneous societies, matters of identity politics and the links between collective identities and national, racial, or ethnic intolerance have assumed dramatic significance - and have stimulated an enormous body of research and literature which rarely transcends the limitations of a national perspective, however, and thus reproduces the limitations of its own topic. Comparative attempts are rare, if not altogether absent. Identity and Intolerance attempts to shift the focus toward comparison in order to show how German and American societies have historically confronted matters of national, racial, and ethnic inclusion and exclusion. This perspective sheds light on the specific links between the cultural construction of nationhood and otherness, the political modes of integration and exclusion, and the social conditions of tolerance and intolerance. The contributors also attempt to integrate the approaches offered by the history of ideas and ideologies, social history, and discourse theory.

The Retreat of Scientific Racism

The Retreat of Scientific Racism
Author: Elazar Barkan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780521391931
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Retreat of Scientific Racism Book Excerpt:

This fascinating study documents the refutation of scientific foundations for racism in Britain and the United States between the two World Wars.

Culling the Masses

Culling the Masses
Author: David Scott FitzGerald
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 511
Release: 2014-04-22
ISBN: 067436967X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culling the Masses Book Excerpt:

Culling the Masses questions the view that democracy and racism cannot coexist. Based on records from 22 countries 1790-2010, it offers a history of the rise and fall of racial selection in the Western Hemisphere, showing that democracies were first to select immigrants by race, and undemocratic states first to outlaw discrimination.

The End of Racism

The End of Racism
Author: Dinesh D'Souza
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 766
Release: 1996-09-30
ISBN: 0684825244
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Racism Book Excerpt:

Presents the author's definition of racism, arguing that it is a cultural phenomenon specific to Western regions and tracing its history while evaluating its potential to end

Einstein on Race and Racism

Einstein on Race and Racism
Author: Fred Jerome,Rodger Taylor
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2006-07
ISBN: 9780813539522
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Einstein on Race and Racism Book Excerpt:

Nearly 50 years after his death, this unique volume is the first to bring together a wealth of writings by Einstein on the topic of race. Although his activism in this area is less well known than his efforts on behalf of international peace and scientific cooperation, Einstein spoke out vigorously against racism both in the United States and around the world.

Political Economy of Racism

Political Economy of Racism
Author: Melvin M. Leiman
Publsiher: Pluto Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780745304878
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Economy of Racism Book Excerpt:

'The book, for all its complex detail, is very readable ... [It] is an intense and compact resource for understanding how the political economy of racism evolved in the United States.' Science & Society'Written in a style accessible to both students and a wider non-specialist audience - could usefully be read by anyone interested in the origins and impact of racism in the United States.' Patterns of PrejudiceUnlike conventional theories advanced by conservative and liberal thinkers, The Political Economy of Racism shows how the persistence of racism can be explained in terms of the changing economic and political needs of different groups of capitalists. Leiman demonstrates clearly how the relative decline in the American economy is clearly linked to the persistence of racism. He argues that capitalists are not a class with a monolithic and unchanging interest in a particular form of racial discrimination and that the character of racism changes with the economic and political needs of different groups of capitalists. The Political Economy of Racism is a controversial book that challenges existing theories of racial discrimination and provides a radical alternative theory.

Anti racism in U S History

Anti racism in U S  History
Author: Herbert Aptheker
Publsiher: Praeger
Total Pages: 286
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anti racism in U S History Book Excerpt:

Many books, both popular and scholarly, have examined racism in the United States, and the belief that racism has been essentially unchallenged by white people is pervasive. In this unique book, Aptheker, a well-known scholar in the field, examines the existence of anti-racism in this country, covering the period from the 1600s through the 1860s--challenging the view that racism was universally accepted by whites until the outbreak of the Civil War. Covering the period from the 1600s to 1860, this book by a well-known scholar in the field will be of interest to all concerned with U.S. and African American history.

The Dark Side

The Dark Side
Author: Young Park
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2012-11-17
ISBN: 9781475961720
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dark Side Book Excerpt:

The history of the United States is the history of people who migrated to America from all parts of the world. As a result American society is composed of many unique cultures and races. Unfortunately, the uniqueness of these cultures is one of the underlying causes of tension and conflict in America, resulting in racism, religious intolerance, and class warfare. In spite of this, the multi-racial nature of American society is an integral part of Americas strength as a nation. Thousands of immigrants from unique cultures who speak totally different languages came to find a better life in America. But they were never accepted by the dominate white Christians. The immigrants had to fight for the right to be in America. Racism, race riots, and genocide are integral parts of the lives of immigrants. The racial complexion of America is changing in the twenty-first century. In a short time the non-white population will be the majority. Social, economic, and political changes are already taking place. Unfortunately, the dominate power holders and white middle classes have not adjusted to these changes. The unique system of government and economics developed over the years has reached a point that many believe will end the American Empire. There is a certain bias in this presentation and criticism is aimed at the extreme beliefs and actions of a large segment of Americans, particularly white Christians. They have been the dominant political, social, and economic forces in the country. Any assessment of the American system becomes a criticism of that segment of Americans. Their beliefs and actions represent the Dark Side of America.

Face To Face

Face To Face
Author: James Waller
Publsiher: Insight Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1998-03-21
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Face To Face Book Excerpt:

Presents data to challenge the idea that racism is in decline, argues that prejudice is inherent in how the human mind works and in how people respond to each other, and recommends methods of reconciliation

Racism and Discourse in Spain and Latin America

Racism and Discourse in Spain and Latin America
Author: Teun Adrianus van Dijk
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 9789027227041
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Racism and Discourse in Spain and Latin America Book Excerpt:

LC Number: 2005048399