Racism In America A Reference Handbook by Steven L. Foy

Racism In America
Author: Steven L. Foy
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440856419
Size: 44.13 MB
Page: 346
Release: 2020-02-29

Book Description
This book explains how race, once a differentiating factor, became a major basis for stratification in America that pervaded scientific thought, religious doctrine, governmental policy, and the patterned actions of decision-makers in all sectors of social life. 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. • Provides readers with a structural analysis of how racism is embedded in the foundations of American society • Combines academic research on racism in America with perspectives from attorneys, activists, religious leaders, and others with experiences of institutional racism • Provides a sociologically grounded explanation of racism that demonstrates how racism in America was not arbitrary or solely interpersonal but rather planned, organized, and, at times, remarkably sophisticated in transferring power from racial minorities to whites • Includes a chronology of milestone events alongside resources for further study

Race And Racism by R. Perry

Racism In America
Author: R. Perry
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230609198
Size: 41.17 MB
Page: 263
Release: 2007-10-15

Book Description
'Race' and Racism examines the origins and development of racism in North America. It addresses the inception and persistence of the concept of 'race' and discusses the biology of human variance, addressing the fossil record of human evolution, the relationship between creationism and science, population genetics, 'race'-based medicine, and other related issues. The book explores the diverse ways in which people in a variety of cultures have perceived, categorized, and defined one another without reference to any concept of 'race.' It follows the history of American racism through slavery, the perceptions and treatment of Native Americans, Jim Crow laws, attitudes toward Irish and Southern European immigrants, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the civil rights era, and numerous other topics.

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Racism In America
Author: Michelle Alexander
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3956141598
Size: 75.86 MB
Page: 352
Release: 2016-10-19

Book Description
Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.

Das Verh Ngnisvolle Dreieck by Stuart Hall

Racism In America
Author: Stuart Hall
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518759337
Size: 35.87 MB
Page: 212
Release: 2018-10-02

Book Description
Flaschenpost an die Zukunft! In diesem postum veröffentlichten Buch über das verhängnisvolle Dreieck von Rasse, Ethnie und Nation zeichnet der große Soziologe und Begründer der Cultural Studies, Stuart Hall, nach, wie alte Hierarchien in unseren Gesellschaften aufgebrochen wurden und unterdrückte Minderheiten neue Repräsentationsformen von kultureller Identität durchzusetzen begannen – und wie sich dagegen immer wieder Widerstand formierte. Von der Renaissance bis zur Aufklärung und darüber hinaus diente der Begriff »Rasse« dazu, soziale Unterschiede aufgrund von Hautfarbe als natürlich und unwandelbar darzustellen. Auch heute findet die rassistische Fundierung von ethnischer und politischer Zugehörigkeit im Zeichen der Identitätspolitik wieder verstärkt Zuspruch. Die Neudefinitionen, die im 20. Jahrhundert von der schwarzen Bürgerrechtsbewegung und von Migrantinnen und Migranten in westlichen Gesellschaften durchgesetzt wurden, zeigen für Hall jedoch, wie Identitäten und Vorurteile im Medium der Sprache transformiert werden können. Sie geben Grund zur Hoffnung, dass in der migrantischen Diaspora immer wieder neue Anstöße entstehen, um den Bedrohungen des Fundamentalismus und des Nationalismus zu begegnen. Ein Vermächtnis von brennender Aktualität.

The Dark Side by Young Park

Racism In America
Author: Young Park
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475961715
Size: 63.49 MB
Page: 620
Release: 2012-11

Book Description
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 America's 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.

Understanding Racism In America by Robin Pace

Racism In America
Author: Robin Pace
ISBN: 9781801582445
Size: 67.70 MB
Page: 176
Release: 2021-01-08

Book Description
Did you know that in New York City 88% of police stops in 2019 involved Black and Latinx people, while only 10% involved white people? Or that in one US survey, 15.8% of students reported experiencing race-based bullying or harassment? What is there left for us to do to disrupt racism? From the multiple book awards-winning author of "Black Injustices" Robin Pace comes a "revolutionary" approach to understanding and eradicating racism and inequality in our society-and in ourselves. Some Americans insist that we're living in a post-racial society. But racist thought is not just alive and well in America-it is more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as the author Robin Pace argues, racist ideas have a long history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit. In this deeply researched and fast-moving book, Pace chronicles the highlights of the story of anti-black racist ideas and their astounding power over the course of American history. Here is a preview of what you will discover in this best-seller: The 6 reasons why racism is so eradicated in American society - PAGE 91 Why 93% of the most common facts about racism is FAKE and the real TRUTH that TV news has been hiding for years; An intricate look at the history of race in the U.S. and deep chronicling of how anti-black thinking has entrenched itself in the fabric of American society; - PAGE 63 The EXACT ways racist ideas spread throughout the United States; - PAGE 75 The #1 mistake 97% of white people make that leads to toxic approaches with people of color (and the exact steps you must take to avoid it) - PAGE 123 and much, much more. NO MORE HALF TRUTHS. NO MORE BIAS. NO MORE RACISM. "In Understanding Racism in America, Robin Pace offers us the tools we need to expose racist thinking. In the process, he also gives us reason to hope." - Kendra Charles, The Everyday Ledger Are you still wondering why talking to white people of racism is so challenging? Find out the answer now: invest in your knowledge and deepen your understanding of racist ideas while learning how to finally uproot them in the society you are living in.

Racism And Discourse In Spain And Latin America by Teun A. van Dijk

Racism In America
Author: Teun A. van Dijk
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027294364
Size: 54.51 MB
Page: 198
Release: 2005-07-05

Book Description
This new book extends Teun A. van Dijk’s earlier research on discursive racism to the Latin world. He presents a first inventory of elite discourse and racism in Spain and Latin America by examining discursive reactions in Spain to recent immigration, as well as age-old racism and ethnicism in text and talk in Latin America (especially Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile). Through careful analysis of the media, political discourse, textbooks and other public discourses in these countries he shows that discursive euro-racism is ubiquitous also in countries outside Europe. Spain reproduces, but as yet in a less radical way, the kind of racist discourse we find elsewhere in Western Europe. In Latin America, ethnicism and racism against the indigenous peoples and against Afrolatins has prevailed in elite discourse since colonialism and slavery. This is the first integrated study of discursive racism in the Latin world and provides a useful framework for similar research.

Existenzweisen by Bruno Latour

Racism In America
Author: Bruno Latour
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518737376
Size: 50.57 MB
Page: 665
Release: 2014-08-18

Book Description
Vor zwanzig Jahren hatte der französische Soziologe und Philosoph Bruno Latour konstatiert: »Wir sind nie modern gewesen«, und sich an einer »symmetrischen Anthropologie« jenseits der Trennung von Natur und Kultur versucht. Nun legt er sein zweites Hauptwerk vor, das dieses faszinierende Projekt mit einer »Anthropologie der Modernen« fortschreibt und den verschiedenen Existenzweisen von Wissenschaft, Technologie, Recht, Religion, Wirtschaft und Politik in der modernen Welt nachspürt. Ein großes Panorama der Modi moderner Existenz. Latour setzt für dieses Projekt bei der globalen Verflechtung aller Lebensbereiche an, die heute nicht zuletzt am Problem des Klimawandels sichtbar wird. Zugleich zeigt sich aber an diesem Problem auch, dass es verschiedene Handlungssphären gibt, die jeweils eigene Existenzweisen besitzen: Politiker, die sich mit dem Klimaproblem befassen, sind eben keine Wissenschaftler, die Klimaforschung betreiben, und Unternehmer orientieren sich zunächst an den Maßgaben der Wirtschaftlichkeit; wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse werden daher nicht einfach in politische und ökonomische Handlungen übersetzt. Dennoch sind für Latour diese verschiedenen Existenzmodi nicht unabhängig voneinander, sondern durchdringen einander und kreieren gemeinsam Probleme, die es in der Folge auch gemeinsam zu lösen gilt. Es bedarf daher einer neuen Form der »Diplomatie«, die zwischen den einzelnen Existenzweisen vermittelt. Nicht weniger als die Zukunft unseres Planeten steht auf dem Spiel und nicht weniger als eine solche diplomatische Vermittlung versucht dieses grundlegende und wegweisende Buch zu leisten. Auf dass wir endlich modern werden!

Racism Matters by William D. Wright

Racism In America
Author: William D. Wright
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275961978
Size: 75.51 MB
Page: 196
Release: 1998

Book Description
A new discussion of racism in America that focuses on how white people have been affected by their own racism and how it impacts upon relations between Blacks and Whites.