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Can We All Get Along? : Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics

Can We All Get Along? : Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0813343211

Cover of Can We All Get Along? : Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics 4TH 06 (ISBN 978-0813343211)
ISBN13: 978-0813343211
ISBN10: 0813343216
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 06
Publisher: Westview Press, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No

List price: $32.00

Can We All Get Along? : Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics - 4TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0813343211

Paula D. McClain and Joseph Stewart

ISBN13: 978-0813343211
ISBN10: 0813343216
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 06
Publisher: Westview Press, Inc.

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

In a nation built by immigrants and bedeviled by the history and legacy of slavery and discrimination, issues of liberty, equality, and community continue to challenge Americans. In the fourth edition of this widely acclaimed text, Paula McClain and Joseph Stewart combine traditional elements of political science analysis-history, Constitutional theory, institutions, political behavior, and policy actors-with a fully updated survey of the political status of four major groups: African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and American Indians. They show similarities and differences in these groups' political action and experience, and point the way toward coalition, competition, and consensus building in the face of ongoing conflict. Two dilemmas shape the book: How do we as a nation reconcile a commitment to equality with persistent inequality and discrimination? And what can we do about it-from the perspective of ethnic and racial minorities as well as within the dominant culture? Thoroughly updated following the 2004 national elections and complete 2000 Census data, this new edition provides a concise overview of minority politics in America.

Table of Contents

1. America's Dilemmas

Terms Used in This Book
Race and Ethnicity
American Government Foundation and Racial Minorities
The Constitution and Black and Indian Citizenship
Citizenship and Later Minorities: Latinos and Asians
The Constitution and Black and Indian Suffrage
Structure of This Book

2. Resources and Status of America's Racial Minorities

Population Size, Socioeconomic Status, and Concentration
Participation in a Civil Rights Movement
Voting Rights Law

3. America's Racial Minorities in the Contemporary Political System: Actors

Group Identity and Perceptions of Discrimination
Political Ideology
Partisan Identification
Voting Behavior
The 1996 Elections
The 1998 Congressional Elections
The 2000 Elections
The 2004 Elections
Interest Group Activities

4. America's Racial Minorities and the Policymaking Process

Agenda Setting
Minority Representation
Federalism
State Elective Office
Equal Educational Opportunity
Affirmative Action in Employment

5. Coalition or Competition? Patterns of Interminority Group Relations

Interminority Group Relations
Coalition or Competition Politics?
Los Angeles

6. Will We ''All Get Along''?

The Dilemmas Revisited
Targeting Racial and Ethnic Minorities
VRA: Looking to the Future