Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2012-09-13
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Through individual stories, essays, poetry, and critical analyses, Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States, Sixth Edition, introduces issues of race, class, and gender within an interdisciplinary framework. Themes of identity, power, and change are examined from many different perspectives and voices. Unlike most texts that focus on minorities victimized by discrimination, this anthology includes the experiences of the privileged and of those who resist change, and reinforces students' understanding that they can effect changes in their lives and in society.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents; Subject to Change


Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States


Part I Racial and Ethnic Identity

1. Just 'Cause I'm Mixed | Afro DZ ak (Peter Shungu)

2. American Anthropological Association “Statement on Race”

3. Ethnicity in American Life: The Historical Perspective | John Hope Franklin

4. Toward a More Perfect Union | Barack Obama

5. 150 Years after Fort Sumter: Why We're Still Fighting the Civil War | David von Drehle

6. Every Good-bye Ain't Gone | James Baldwin

7. The Loudest Voice | Grace Paley

8. To Be Hopi or American | Polingaysi Qoyawayma (Elizabeth Q. White)

9. People of Color Who Never Felt They Were Black | Darryl Fears

10. Rosa Wakefield | John Langston Gwaltney

11. I Am a Racially Profiling Doctor | Sally Satel

12. Are Doctors’ Offices Places for Racial Profiling? | Thomson American Health Consultant

13. El Hilo Que Nos Une: The Thread That Binds Us: Becoming a Puerto Rican Woman | Celia Alvarez

14. In Search of Bruce Lee’s Grave | Shanlon Wu

15. Food for Our Grandmothers: Sittee | Therese Saliba

16. American Dreamer | Bharati Mukherjee

17. On the Other Side of the War: A Story | Elizabeth Gordon

18. Medicalization of Racial Features: Asian American Women and Cosmetic Surgery | Eugenia Kaw

19. Before the Great Gorge | Carlos Cumpián

20. Beyond the Melting Pot | William A. Henry III

21. Why Race Isn’t as “Black” and “White” as We Think | Brent Staples

22. Define 'Real Indians' | Kevin Noble Maillard

Suggestions for Responding to Part I

Part II Gender and Sexual Identity

23. Out and Proud to Serve | Elisabeth Bumiller

24. In the Beginning There Are Babies | Angela Phillips

25. Time Warp in the Toy Store | Ellen J. Reifler

26. How Women Are Treated in Language | Janet Shibley Hyde

27. Gender Roles and Ethnicity | Janet Shibley Hyde

28. Where I Come From Is Like This | Paula Gunn Allen

29. The Male Role Stereotype | Doug Cooper Thompson

30. Asymmetries in Communication | Deborah Tannen

31. Transgender Rights in the United States: A Short History | Tom Head

32. A Transsexual’s Story | Jessica R. Stearns

33. Two Sexes Are Not Enough | Anne Fausto-Sterling

34. The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage | Andrew Sullivan

35. When the Political Is Personal | Ann Marie Nicolosi

Suggestions for Responding to Part II

Part III Economics and the American Dream

36. Decloaking Class: Why Class Identity and Consciousness Count | Janet Zandy

37. Looking for Work | Gary Soto

38. The Truth About Growing Up Rich | Sallie Bingham

39. Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education | bell hooks

40. Jewish and Working Class | Bernice Mennis

41. Daddy Tucked the Blanket | Randall Williams

42. Mother Courage | Ariel Gore

43. “We’re Not Bums” | Peter Swet

44. Poverty or at Home in a Car | Jackie Spinks

45. The Fall | Marge Piercy

46. The 40-Percent Rule: Norway Forces Corporations to Put Women on Boards | Martha Burk

Suggestions for Responding to Part III
Suggestion for Responding to Identity


Part IV Power and Racism

47. The 2000 Presidential Election in Black and White | Frank Louis Rusciano

48. Blacks Upbeat about Black Progress, Prospects: A Year after Obama's Election | Pew Research Center

49. Rethinking America | Evelyn Hu-DeHart

50. Historical Discrimination in the Immigration Laws | U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

51. Immigration Laws since 1980: The Closing Door | Barbara Franz

52. The Impact of Immigration Raids on Children | Randy Capps and Rosa Maria Castaneda

53. Anti-Immigration Violence Rages Nationwide | Southern Poverty Law Center

54. 2-205 | Reshma Baig

55. Something About the Subject Makes It Hard to Name | Gloria Yamato

56. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack | Peggy McIntosh

57. Native Americans vs. the U.S. Government | Michael Dorris

58. Urban Indians | Roberta Fiske-Rusciano

59. Sex, Class, and Race Intersections: Visions of Women of Color | Carol Lee Sanchez

60. Crimes Against Humanity | Ward Churchill

61. Anti-Semitism in the United States | Robert Cherry

62. Seeing More Than Black and White | Elizabeth Martinez

63. The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria | Judith Ortiz Cofer

64. Behind Barbed Wire | John Hersey

65. The Evolution of Identities in the Process of Studying Differences—A Personal Narrative | Susan Shimizu Taira

66. Asian Americans Battle “Model Minority” Stereotype | Robert Daseler

67. “Jim Crow” Law | Benjamin Quarles

68. Jim Crow Revived in Cyberspace | Greg Palast and Martin Luther King III

69. The Negro a Beast... or in the Image of God? | Earl Ofari Hutchinson

70. Emmett Louis Till, 1941–1955 | Southern Poverty Law Center

71. As Media Furor Subsides, Jasper Sorts Out Its Future | Kyle Johnson

72. Subtle vs. Overt Racism | David K. Shipler

73. Blacks Feel Indignities | Robert Anthony Watts

74. The Dirty Saga of Onondaga County | Linda Carty

Suggestions for Responding to Part IV

Part V Power and Sexism

75. Citizenship and Violence | The American Prospect

76. Aging and Gay, and Facing Prejudice in Twilight | Jane Gross

77. Manhood on the Mat | Jackson Katz and Sut Jhally

78. How the Entertainment Industry Degrades Women | Martha Burk and Kirsten Shaw

79. Gender Warriors Fight the Wrong Battle | Laura Sessions Stepp

80. Losing a Church, Keeping the Faith | Andrew Sullivan

81. A War Against Boys? | Michael Kimmel

82. Sexual Harassment: The Nature of the Beast | Anita Hill

83. Like a Smack in the Face: Pornography in the Trades | Barbara Trees

84. Bad Sports | Mariah Burton Nelson

85. A More Hidden Crime: Adolescent Battered Women | Nancy Worcester

86. Why Doesn’t She Just Leave? | Clarethia Ellerbe

87. Rape and Sexual Assault | James A. Doyle

88. Fraternities of Fear | Kathleen Hirsch

89. “The Rape” of Mr. Smith | Unknown

90. Forbidden Fruit | Anne Finger

91. Certain Words Can Trip Up AIDS Grants, Scientists Say | Erica Goode

92. Mothers of Convention | Lindsy Van Gelder

93. 1–2 Punch: A Major Blow to Roe | Allison Stevens

94. Erosion of Unions Hurts Women, Particularly Latinas | Linda Chavez-Thompson and Gabriela Lemus

Suggestions for Responding to Part V

Part VI Power and Classism

95. Stop Coddling the Super-Rich | Warren E. Buffett

96. Imagine a Country | Holly Sklar

97. Bulging Jails Are Other American Exception | Albert R. Hunt

98. More Small Businesses Offering Health Care to Employees Thanks to Obamacare | Rick Ungar

99. The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison | Jeffrey H. Reiman

100. The Great Divide | David Moberg

101. Institutionalized Discrimination | Robert Cherry

102. Jury Whops Insurer | Leslie Brown

103. Single Mothers and Welfare | Ellen L. Bassuk, Angela Browne, and John C. Buckner

104. The Spectre of Regionalism | Hunter O’Hara

105. Persistent Welfare Stereotypes | Renu Nahata

106. The System Provided a Way Out | Rita Henley Jensen

107. The Root Causes of Homelessness in American Cities | Doug A. Timmer, D. Stanley Eitzen, and Kathryn D. Talley

108. Orsted Speaks on Environmental Racism | Aaron Frasier

109. Environmental Justice Issues Take Center Stage | Juliet Eilperin

Suggestions for Responding to Part VI

Part VII Race, Class, and Gender after 9/11 and Post-Katrina

110. Immigrant Families Condemn Racial Targeting | Tram Nguyen

111. America’s Challenge: Domestic Security, Civil Liberties, and National Unity After September 11 | Muzaffar A. Chishti, Doris Meissner, Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Jay Peterzell, Michael J. Wishnie, and Stephen W. Yale-Loehr

112. Religion and Mental Health: The Case of American Muslims | Amber Haque

113. Seeing Islam as “Evil” Faith, Evangelicals Seek Converts | Laurie Goodstein

114. “Empty Seats in the Lifeboat”: 9/11 Fallout Stalls Refugees | Donovan Slack

115. Working Class Women as War Heroes | Farai Chideya

116. Phoenix Rising from the Waters: The Post-Katrina Renewal of the New Orleans East Vietnamese Community | Mary Sue Ply

117. “We Are Not the Enemy”: Hate Crimes Against Arabs, Muslims, and Those Perceived to Be Arab or Muslim After September 11 | Human Rights Watch

118. Most Katrina Aid from Overseas Went Unclaimed | John Solomon and Spencer S. Hsu

119. A Failure of Leadership | Bob Herbert

Suggestions for Responding to Part VII
Suggestions for Responding to Power


Part VIII Taking Action

120. Holder Speaks Up for Voting Rights | Editorial Page, New York Times

121. Affirmative Action: The Sequel | Orlando Patterson

122. Diversity and Its Discontents | Arturo Madrid

123. Choosing Disability | Laura Hershey

124. Breakfast at Perkins | Derek Schork

125. What Occupy Wall Street Demands of Our Leaders | Alaina Love

126. Going Public with Our Vision | Charlotte Bunch

127. A Manifesto for Men | Andrew Kimbrell

128. Lesbian Teen Sues District for Bias | Peter Y. Hong

129. A Long, Winding Road to Marriage Equality | Dorothy Samuels

130. Resistance to Change | Kathleen Ryan

131. Battered Women | Cynthia Diehm and Margo Ross

132. Freedom for the Thought We Hate | Gerald Gunther

133. Acknowledging the Victims’ Cry | Charles R. Lawrence III

134. At Colleges, Women Are Leaving Men in the Dust | Tamar Lewin

Suggestions for Responding to Part VIII

Part IX Change Makers

135. "Boys State" from Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life | Michael Moore

136. Victory at Arnot | Mary Harris “Mother” Jones

137. Worker-Owners of America, Unite! | Gar Alperovitz

138. The Organizer’s Tale | César Chávez

139. The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act | Ramon Johnson

140. Free at Last | Southern Poverty Law Center

141. The Movement | Anne Moody

142. Freedom Is a Constant Struggle | Muriel Tillinghast

143. “Don’t Tell Us It Can’t Be Done” | Michael Ryan

144. Saving Native Lands | Valerie Taliman

145. Cecilia Fire Thunder: She Inspires Her People | Ann Davis

146. Claiming Respect for Ancestral Remains: Repatriation and the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma | Robert L. Cast, Bobby Gonzalez, and Timothy K. Perttula

147. How I Changed the Governor’s Mind | Renée La Couture Tulloch

148. Friends of Justice: Take Heart | Deb Price

149. What? Condoms Can Prevent AIDS? No Way! | Helene Cooper

Suggestions for Responding to Part IX
Suggestions for Responding to Change



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