Race in America : how a pseudoscientific concept shaped human interaction / Patricia Reid-Merritt, editor ; foreword by Julianne Melveaux
- Volume I. Part I. Defining Race : The Pseudoscientific Concept: 1.Race in America : social constructs and social realities: an introduction / Patricia Reid-Merritt ; 2. Revisiting race and racism : a critical examination of a pathology of oppression / Maulana Karenga ; 3. Race and racism in American society : evolution toward new thought / Molefi Kete Asante ; 4. Socially misconstrued usage of the racial concept in contemporary America / Barbara Alice Mann ; 5. Race, ethnicity, and culture / Barbara Alice Mann -- Part II. Defining Ourselves: 6. Crafting the color line: the development of racial identity in American jurisprudence / Erica F. Cooper ; 7. Race and social identity in the Obama age : a view from behind the veil / Mark Christian ; 8. Race and social privilege in America / Beverly M. John ; 9. Hispanic/Latino identity as racial misnomer / Justin D. García; 10. Who and what are American Indians? / Jon Allan Reyhner -- Part III. Conversations on Race: 11. America : the miscegenous nation / John Thomas Mills and DeMond Shondell Miller ; 12. Teaching about race and racism : preparing future generations / Tema Okun ; 13. Success matters : reconceptualizing schools free from institutionalized racism and capitalistic constructs / Candice Jimerson-Johnson, Larry Canady, and Edom Leuleseged.
Volume II. Part IV. Contemporary Manifestations: 1. . Race and the quest for U.S. citizenship : birthright restrictionism and American constitutionalism / Michael S. Rodriguez ; 2. Reparations as social polity : HR 40 and the debate over the study of reparations for slavery, Jim Crow, and continuing discrimination / Zachery Williams ; 3. Legal perspectives on race / Natsu Taylor Saito ; 4. Race and social justice / Laurence Armand French ; 5. The perpetuation of racial and ethnic stereotypes in American media / Donnetrice C. Allison -- Part V. Controversial Issues on Race and Racism: 6. Holding the line : the challenge of passing a racial profiling bill in California / Shirley N. Weber ; 7. Colorism and favoritism : an examination of skin tone bias and discrimination in the United States / JeffriAnne Wilder ; 8. Race and social desirability : love, lust, and marriage / Ying Ma ; 9. The color of mass incarceration / Daniel J. Mallinson ; 10. Why Black Lives Matter : race and social reality for African Americans in the 21st century / Bishop Dwayne Royster and Stephen Ray -- Part VI. The Future of Race: 11. The mythology of postracial America : on the shadowy color line in the 21st century / Bevery Tomek and Justin Bell.
- Focusing on the socially explosive concept of race and how it has affected human interactions, this work examines the social and scientific definitions of race, the implementation of racialized policies and practices, the historical and contemporary manifestations of the use of race in shaping social interactions within U.S. society and elsewhere, and where our notions of race will likely lead. More than a decade and a half into the 21st century, the term "race" remains one of the most emotionally charged words in the human language. While race can be defined as "a local geographic or global human population distinguished as a more or less distinct group by genetically transmitted physical characteristics," the concept of race can better be understood as a socially defined construct—a system of human classification that carries tremendous weight, yet is complex, confusing, contradictory, controversial, and imprecise. This collection of essays focuses on the socially explosive concept of race and how it has shaped human interactions across civilization. The contributed work examines the social and scientific definitions of race, the implementation of racialized policies and practices, and the historical and contemporary manifestations of the use of race in shaping social interactions (primarily) in the United States—a nation where the concept of race is further convoluted by the nation's extensive history of miscegenation as well as the continuous flow of immigrant groups from countries whose definitions of race, ethnicity, and culture remain fluid. Readers will gain insights into subjects such as how we as individuals define ourselves through concepts of race, how race affects social privilege, "color blindness" as an obstacle to social change, legal perspectives on race, racialization of the religious experience, and how the media perpetuates racial stereotypes. (Publisher).
Book features: Addresses a poignant topic that is always controversial, relevant, and addressed in mainstream and social media ; Examines the various socio-historical factors that contribute to our understanding of race as a concept, enabling readers to appreciate how "definitions" of race are complex, confusing, contradictory, controversial, and imprecise ; Inspects contemporary manifestations of race in the United States with regard to specific contexts, such as the quest for U.S. citizenship, welfare services, the legislative process, capitalism, and the perpetuation of racial stereotypes in the media. (Publisher).
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- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment (Campus College Libraries); 2017
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