Rethinking the Color Line: Readings in Race and Ethnicity

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/10/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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User-friendly without sacrificing intellectual or theoretical rigor, this anthology of current research examines contemporary issues and explores new approaches to the study of race and ethnic relations. The featured readings effectively engage students by helping them understand theories and concepts. Active learning in the classroom is encouraged while providing relevance for students from all ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. The fifth edition features ten new articles on such timely topics as: The U.S. Census' changing definition of race and ethnicity Race-based disparities in health Racial and gender discrimination among racial minorities and women Being Arab and American How social control maintains racial inequality The increase in black and brown incarceration How racial bias may affect the use of DNA to locate suspects of crimes How derogatory ethnic and racial images are created and disseminated by the media The sexualization of African American women through the use of gender stereotypes The portrayal of light- and dark-skinned biracial characters

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Introduction Rethinking the Color Line: Understanding How Boundaries Shiftp. 1
Sorting by colour: Why We Attach Meaning to Racep. 5
Race and Ethnicity: Sociohistoric Constructionsp. 7
How Our Skins Got Their Colorp. 7
Drawing the Color Linep. 9
Racial Formationsp. 17
Defining Race and Ethnicityp. 22
Racialized Social System Approach to Racismp. 32
Seeing the Big Picture: The Social Construction of Race, 1790-2000p. 38
Race and Ethnicity: Contemporary Socioeconomic Trendsp. 39
Understanding Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Health: Sociological Contributionsp. 39
Seeing the Big Picture: How Race Can Be Hazardous to Your Healthp. 48
Transformative Assets, the Racial Wealth Gap, and the American Dreamp. 49
Seeing the Big Picture: The Color of Moneyp. 52
Race as Chameleon: How the Idea of Race Changes over Time and Placep. 53
Defining Race: Comparative Perspectivesp. 53
Seeing the Big Picture: What Was Your Race in 1890?p. 63
A Tour of Indian Peoples and Indian Landsp. 63
Seeing the Big Picture: From Riches to the "Res" (Reservation System)p. 78
Asian American Panethnicity: Contemporary National and Transnational Possibilitiesp. 79
Seeing the Big Picture: Panethnic Fortunes: Riches and Ragsp. 86
Beyond Black and White: Remaking Race in Americap. 86
Seeing the Big Picture: Check All That Apply (Finally!): The Institutionalization of Mixed Race Identityp. 91
Color-Blind America: Fact, Fantasy, or Our Future?p. 92
Color-Blind Privilege: The Social and Political Functions of Erasing the Color Line in Post-Race Americap. 92
The Ideology of Color Blindnessp. 101
Seeing the Big Picture: Color-Blind or Blind to Color?p. 105
The Possibility of a New Racial Hierarchy in the Twenty-First-Century United Statesp. 11
Prejudice, Discrimination, and Racismp. 115
Understanding Racismp. 117
Race Prejudice as a Sense of Group Positionp. 117
Seeing the Big Picture: Racism: Group Position or Individual Belief?p. 122
Race and Gender Discrimination: Contemporary Trendsp. 122
Discrimination and the American Creedp. 127
How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in Americap. 134
Seeing the Big Picture: America's New Public Enemy?p. 138
The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: Racialized Social Democracyp. 139
Seeing the Big Picture: Race as an Investmentp. 147
Laissez-Faire Racism, Racial Inequality, and die Role of the Social Sciencesp. 148
How Space Gets Racedp. 158
Residential Segregation and Neighborhood Conditions in U.S. Metropolitan Areasp. 158
Seeing the Big Picture: How Integrated Is Your Neighborhood?p. 175
The Code of the Streetsp. 116
Environmental Justice in the 21st Century: Race Still Mattersp. 184
Race, Religion, and the Color Line (Or Is That the Color Wall?)p. 195
Why Are There No Supermarkets in My Neighborhood? The Long Search for Fresh Fruit, Produce, and Healthy Foodp. 204
Seeing the Big Picture: Urban Food Deserts: Race, Health, and the Lack of "Real" Foodp. 208
Racialized Opportunity in Social Institutionsp. 209
Race and Criminal Justice: Oxymoron or an American Tragedy?p. 211
No Equal Justice: The Color of Punishmentp. 211
Seeing the Big Picture: How Race Tips the Scales of Justicep. 217
The New Jim Crowp. 217
Racialized Mass Incarceration: Rounding Up the Usual Suspectsp. 225
Seeing the Big Picture: The Color of Incarceration Ratesp. 230
The Mark of a Criminal Recordp. 230
Seeing the Big Picture: The Link between Race, Education, Employment, and Crimep. 234
Using DNA for Justice: Color-blind or Biased?p. 234
Bp. 240
Kristen v. Aisha; Brad v. Rasheed: What's in a Name and How It Affects Getting a Jobp. 240
When the Melting Pot Boils Over: The Irish, Jews, Blacks, and Koreans of New Yorkp. 241
Seeing the Big Picture: Who's Got the "Good" Jobs and Whyp. 249
"There's No Shame in My Game": Status and Stigma among Harlem's Working Poorp. 249
Sweatshops in Sunset Park: A Variation of the Late-Twentieth-Century Chinese Garment Shops in New York Cityp. 261
Hispanics in the American South and the Transformation of the Poultry Industryp. 275
Seeing the Big Picture: How Is Upward Mobility Linked to Education, Occupation, and Immigration?p. 284
Race, Representations, and the Mediap. 285
Racism and Popular Culture
The Media as a System of Racialization: Exploring Images of African American Women and the New Racism Marci Bounds Littlejieldp. 295
Black and White in Movies: Portrayals of Black-White Biracial Characters in Moviesp. 301
Seeing the Big Picture: How the Media Shapes Perceptions of Race and Occupationsp. 303
Crazy Horse Malt Liquor and Athletes: The Tenacity of Stereotypesp. 304
Winnebagos, Cherokees, Apaches, and Dakotas: The Persistence of Stereotyping of American Indians in American Advertising and Brandsp. 304
Seeing the Big Picture: The Tomahawk Chop: Racism in Image and Actionp. 310
Sport in America: The New Racial Stereotypesp. 311
Seeing the Big Picture: Television's Interracial Images: Some Fact, Mostly Fictionp. 318
How America's Complexion Changesp. 319
Race, Ethnicity, and Immigrationp. 321
The Melting Pot and the Color Linep. 321
Seeing the Big Picture: Who Is Allowed to "Melt" in the Pot? Who Wants To?p. 326
Who Are the Other African Americans? Contemporary African and Caribbean Immigrants in the United Statesp. 327
The Arab Immigrant Experiencep. 337
Ethnic and Racial Identities of Second-Generation Black Immigrants in New York Cityp. 349
Seeing the Big Picture: Is a Nonethnic Racial Identity Possible?p. 360
Race and Romance: Blurring Boundariesp. 361
Guess Who's Been Coming to Dinner? Trends in Interracial Marriage over the 20th Centuryp. 361
Captain Kirk Kisses Lieutenant Uhura: Interracial IntimaciesłThe View from Hollywoodp. 368
Seeing the Big Picture: Love May Be Blind, but It's Not Color-Blindp. 373
Discovering Racial Bordersp. 374
Redrawing the Color Line? The Problems and Possibilities of Multiracial Families and Group Makingp. 383
Seeing the Big Picture: Interracial Marriage and the Blurring of the Color Linep. 392
Living with Less Racism: Strategies for Individual Actionp. 393
Policy Steps toward Closing the Gapp. 393
Ten Things You Can Do to Improve Race Relationsp. 400
Appendix: Race by the Numbers:America's Racial Report Cardp. 403
Notes and Referencesp. 423
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