Summary: This book of readings is designed to be both a stand alone reader as well as a companion title to Healey's Diversity and Society, Second Edition. The book is a unique mix of first-person accounts, competing views on various issues, and it includesA�articles from the research literature. The Narrative Portraits and most of the Current Debates articles are from Healey's Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Class, Fourth Edition. It will provide orientation on the issues which many instructors
utilize when teaching the race and ethnicity course.
Summary: This book of readings is designed to be both a stand alone reader as well as a companion title to Healey's Diversity and Society, Second Edition. The book is a unique mix of first-person accounts, competing views on various issues, and it includesA�articles from the research literature. The Narrative Portraits and most of the Current Debates articles are from Healey's Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Class, Fourth Edition. It will provide orientation on the issues which many instructors utilize when teaching the race and ethnicity course. ...show less
PART I. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF MINORITY GROUPS IN THE UNITED STATES - Amir Marvasti, Karyn D. McKinney 1. Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts Narrative Portrait: The Social Construction of Racial Identity Developing a Racial Identity - Lawrence Hill Narrative Portrait: The Cultural Sources of Prejudice Kaffir Boy - Mark Mathabane Readings Prejudice, Discrimination, and Racism - Norman Yetman Using Racial and Ethnic Concepts: The Critical Case of Very Young Children - Debra van Ausdale and Joe R. Feagin Constructing Categories of Difference - Karen Rosenblum and Toni-Michelle Travis Current Debates: Race and Sports The Dominance of Black Athletes is Genetic - Jon Entine The Argument for Genetic Differences is Deeply Flawed - Kenan Malik Debate Questions to Consider 2. Assimilation and Pluralism Narrative Portrait: Assimilation, Then and Now Choosing a Dream: Italians in Hell's Kitchen - Mario Puzo Always Running: La Vida Loca - Luiz Rodrigues Readings Divided Fates - M. Patricia Fernandez-Kelly and Richard Schauffler Fifteen Years on the Bottom Rung - Anthony DePalma Opening Faces: The Politics of Cosmetic Surgery and Asian American Women - Eugenia Kaw Current Debates: English Only? English Only Will Speed the Assimilation of Immigrants - Mauro Mujica Bilingualism Should Be Encouraged - Aida Hurtado and Luis A. Vega Debate Questions to Consider
PART II. THE EVOLUTION OF DOMINANT-MINORITY RELATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES 3. The Development of Dominant-Minority Relations in Pre-Industrial America: The Origins of Slavery Narrative Portrait: A Slave's Life Life as a Slave Girl - Harriet Jacobs Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb - Henry Bibb Readings Slavery Unwilling to Die - Joe R. Feagin Jezebel and Mammy: The Mythology of Female Slavery - Deborah Gray White Current Debates: How Did Slavery Affect the Origins of African American Culture? Slavery Created African American Culture - Stanley Elkins African American Culture Was Created by an Interplay of Elements From Africa and America - William D. Piersen Debate Questions to Consider 4. Industrialization and Dominant-Minority Relations: From Slavery to Segregation and the Coming of Post-Industrial Society Narrative Portrait: The Kitchenette Death on the City Pavement - Richard Wright Readings The Meaning of Emancipation According to Black Women - Angela Davis What is Affirmative Action? - Fred L. Pincus Adolescent Masculinity, Homophobia, and Violence: Random School Shootings, 1982-2001 - Michael Kimmel and Matthew Mahler Current Debates: Affirmative Action Affirmative Action Casts Suspicions on Legitimate Black Achievement and Depicts African Americans as Incapable - Thomas Sowell Why We Still Need Affirmative Action - Orlando Patterson Debate Questions to Consider - Richard Kahlenberg
PART III. UNDERSTANDING DOMINANT -MINORITY RELATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES TODAY 5. African Americans Narrative Portrait: The Persistence of Racism Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Ability To Alter Public Space - Brent Staples The Mulatto Millennium - Danzy Senna Readings - Danzy Senna I Am Not a Racist But... - Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and Tyrone A. Forman Race and Criminalization: Black Americans and the Punishment Industry - Angela Davis The Elephant in the Living Room: The Issue of Race in C
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