Institutional Racism

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-11-28
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

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Many people associate racism with bigoted individuals and radical groups on the fringes of society. Shirley Better argues that racism is much larger than negative attitudes and that it touches the very core of our lives as Americans. In this enhanced second edition, Better explores the historical origins of institutional racism, details its devastating effects on contemporary society such as the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and outlines real possibilities for social, political, and economic change in the twenty-first century.

Author Biography

Shirley Better is professor emeritus in the School of Social Work at California State University at Los Angeles

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Toward an Understanding of Racism
Conceptualizing Racismp. 3
Institutional Racism: A Theoretical Frameworkp. 23
Institutional Racism Dissected: Part Ap. 37
Institutional Racism Dissected: Part Bp. 63
Institutional Racism Dissected: Part Cp. 91
The Web of Institutional Racismp. 113
Case Study: A Perfect Storm: The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrinap. 125
Strategies for Social Change
Strategies for Combating Racism: Individual and Group Approachesp. 137
Strategies for Combating Racism: Macro Approachesp. 159
Arenas for Individual and Group Strategiesp. 169
Racial Pluralismp. 187
Interracial Collaborativesp. 205
Bibliographyp. 207
Indexp. 213
About the Authorp. 221
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