On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822352365
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Published: Duke University Press - March 28th, 2012

What does diversity do? What are we doing when we use the language of diversity? Sara Ahmed offers an account of the diversity world based on interviews with diversity practitioners in higher education, as well as her own experience of doing diversity work. Diversity is an ordinary, even unremarkable, feature of institutional life.

Somebody's Children: The Politics of Transnational and Transracial Adoption Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822351610
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Published: Duke University Press - March 7th, 2012

In Somebody's Children, Laura Briggs examines the social and cultural forces--poverty, racism, economic inequality, and political violence--that have shaped transracial and transnational adoption in the United States during the second half of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first.

White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race Cover Image
By Stephen Duncombe (Editor), Maxwell Tremblay (Editor)
ISBN: 9781844676880
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Published: Verso - July 18th, 2011

From the Clash to Los Crudos, skinheads to afro-punks, the punk rock movement has been obsessed by race. And yet the connections have never been traced in a comprehensive way.

Strange Affinities (Perverse Modernities) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822349853
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Published: Duke University Press - August 4th, 2011

Representing some of the most exciting work in critical ethnic studies, the essays in this collection examine the production of racialized, gendered, and sexualized difference, and the possibilities for progressive coalitions, or the "strange affinities," afforded by nuanced comparative analyses of racial formations.

Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780865716889
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Published: New Society Publishers - September 27th, 2011

In 2008 the United States elected its first black president, and recent polls show that only twenty-two percent of white people in the United States believe that racism is a major societal problem. On the surface, it may seem to be in decline. However, the evidence of discrimination persists throughout our society.

Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767929967
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Published: Anchor Books - October 4th, 2011

The African American population in the United States has always been seen as a single entity: a "Black America" with unified interests and needs. In his groundbreaking book, Disintegration, Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Eugene Robinson argues that over decades of desegregation, affirmative action, and immigration, the concept of Black America has shattered.

Silent Racism: How Well-Meaning White People Perpetuate the Racial Divide Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594518287
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Published: Paradigm Publishers - March 20th, 2010

Vivid and engaging, Silent Racism persuasively demonstrates that silent racism--racism by people who classify themselves as "not racist"--is instrumental in the production of institutional racism. Trepagnier argues that heightened race awareness is more important in changing racial inequality than judging whether individuals are racist.

Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity (Open Media) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780872865082
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Published: City Lights Books - June 1st, 2010

Following the civil rights movement, race relations in the United States entered a new era. Legal gains were interpreted by some as ensuring equal treatment for all and that "colorblind" policies and programs would be the best way forward.

Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority (City Lights Open Media) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780872865211
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Published: City Lights Books - January 10th, 2012

White Americans have long been comfortable in the assumption that they are the cultural norm. Now that notion is being challenged, as white people wrestle with what it means to be part of a fast-changing, truly multicultural nation.

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son Cover Image
ISBN: 9781593764258
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Published: Soft Skull Press - September 13th, 2011

With a new preface and updated chapters, White Like Me is one-part memoir, one-part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm: employment, education, housing, criminal justice, and elsewhere.

Howard Zinn on Race Cover Image
By Howard Zinn, Cornel West (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781609801342
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Published: Seven Stories Press - June 14th, 2011

Howard Zinn on Race is Zinn's choice of the shorter writings and speeches that best reflect his views on America's most taboo topic. As chairman of the history department at all black women's Spelman College, Zinn was an outspoken supporter of student activists in the nascent civil rights movement.

Another Day at the Front: Dispatches from the Race War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465068920
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Published: Basic Books - August 14th, 2012

African Americans have been at war with some elements of the white population from the very beginning. In this collection of essays, his first since Airing Dirty Laundry in 1993, Reed explores the many forms that this homefront war has taken. His brilliant social criticism feints deftly among past and present, government and media, personal and political.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465083619
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Published: Basic Books - January 17th, 2003

The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism-now fully revised and updated