Race, Class, and Gender in the United States

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 2009-09-11
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Regarded as the best reader of its kind,Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Studyinvites students to think critically about complex issues of race, gender, and sexuality. Rothenberg deftly and consistently helps students analyze each phenomenon, as well as the relationships among them, thereby deepening their understanding of each issue. The result is a reader at home in any number of classes.

Table of Contents

*  NEW articles
** REVISED articles
Part I - The Social Construction of Difference: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality 
1. Racial Formations - Michael Omi and Howard Winant 
2. The Ethics of Living Jim Crow: An Autobiographical Sketch - Richard Wright 
3. Constructing Race, Creating White Privilege - Pem Davidson Buck 
4. How Jews Became White - Karen Brodkin 
5. “Night to His Day”: The Social Construction of Gender - Judith Lorber 
6. The Social Construction of Sexuality - Ruth Hubbard 
7. The Invention of Heterosexuality - Jonathan Ned Katz 
8. Masculinity as Homophobia - Michael S. Kimmel 
9. Disability and the Justification of Inequality in American History - Douglas C.  Baynton 
10. Deconstructing the Underclass - Herbert Gans 
11. Domination and Subordination - Jean Baker Miller 
Suggestions for Further Reading 

Part II - Understanding Racism, Sexism, Heterosexism, and Class Privilege 
1. Defining Racism: “Can We Talk?” - Beverley Daniels Tatum 
2. Color-Blind Racism - Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
*3. White Like Me - Frank Rich
**4. Smells Like Racism - Rita Chaudhry Sethi 
5. Oppression - Marilyn Frye 
6. Patriarchy - Allan G. Johnson 
7. Homophobia As a Weapon of Sexism - Suzanne Pharr 
8. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack - Peggy McIntosh 
**9. Class in America—2009 – Gregory Mantsios
Suggestions for Further Reading 

Part III – Race in the 21st Century: Complicating Questions of Race and Ethnicity 
*1. A Nation of None and All of the Above – Sam Roberts
2. Immigration and the US - MPI staff, updated by Kevin Jernegan 
3. Los Intersticios: Recasting Moving Selves - Evelyn Alsutany 
4. Going Beyond Black and White, Hispanics in Census Pick ‘Other’ - Mireya Navarro 
5. Shades of Belonging: Latinos and Racial Identity - Sonya Tafoya 
6. Asian American - Sonia Shah 
7. The Myth of the Model Minority - Noy Thrupkaew 
8. “Is This a White Country, or What?” - Lillian Rubin 
9. Personal Voices: Facing Up to Race - Carrie Ching 
Suggestions for Further Readings 

Part IV – Some Examples of  Discrimination in Everyday Life
1. The Problem: Discrimination - U.S. Commission on Civil Rights 
2. Abercrombie Settles Class Action Suit 
*3. Apparel Factory Workers were Cheated, State Says - Steven Greenhouse
4. Refusal to Hire Unattractive Saleswoman Led to Dismissal - Steven  Greenhouse 
5. Where “English Only” Falls Short - Stacy A. Teicher 
6.  Women in the State Police: Trouble in the Ranks - Jonathan Schuppe 
7 . Blacks vs. Latinos at Work - Miriam Jordan 
8. Manhattan Store Owner Accused of Underpaying and Sexually Harassing Workers -Steven Greenhouse 
9. Muslim Running Back off the Team at New Mexico State - Mathew Rothschild  
10. Tennessee Judge Tells Immigrant Mothers: Learn English or Else - Ellen Barry 
11. Goodbye to Pat Morita, Best Supporting Asian - Lawrence Downes 
12.  Arsonist Sentenced for Hate Crimes - Tom Kertscher 
13. My Black Skin Makes My White Coat Vanish - Mana Lumumba-Kasongo 
14. Closing Doors on Americans’ Housing Choices - Margery Austin Turner and  Carla Herbig 
15. The Segregated Classrooms of a Proudly Diverse School - Jeffrey Gettleman
*16. Race and Family Income of Students  Influence Guidance Counselors’  Advice, Study Finds – Eric Hoover 
17.  College Choices Are Limited for Students from Needy Families, Report Says—Stephen Burd 
18. Wealthy Often Win the Race for Merit-Based College Aid - Jay Mathews 
*19.  A Death in Patchogue—New York Times Editorial
20. On L.I., Raid Stirs Dispute over Influx of Immigrants - Bruce Lambert 
21. More Blacks Live with Pollution - Associated Press
22. Lesbian Sues School District over Harassment - Judy Peet 
*23. Director Accuses Police Complaint Board of Bias - Christine Hauser
Suggestions for Further Reading
PART V - The Economics of Race, Class, and Gender in the United States 
**1. Imagine a Country—2009 – Holly Sklar
*2.  Income Gap is Widening -  David Cay Johnston
*3.  Meet the Wealth Gap – Gabriel Thompson
4.   Billionaires R Us - Chuck Collins and Felice Yeskel 
5.   Shhh, Don’t Say “Poverty” - Bob Herbert
*6.  Race and Extreme Inequality – Derick Muhammad
*7.  Post-Racial?  Not Yet – Fred McKissak Jr.
*8.  Forty Acres and a Gap in Wealth – Henry Louis Gates Jr.
9.   The Economic Reality of Being Latino/a in the U.S. - Meizhu Lui and others 
10.  The Economic Reality of Being Asian American - Meizhu Lui and others 
*11. Women Losing Ground – Ruth Conniff
*12. “Lilly’s Big Day” – Gail Collins
13.  The Wage Gap and and Its Costs
*14. The Sons Also Rise - Paul Krugman 
15.  The Education of Jessica Rivera - Kim Phillips-Fein 
16.  “Savage Inequalities” Revisited - Bob Feldman 
17.  Cause of Death: Inequality - Alejandro Reuss 
18.  Immigration’s Aftermath - Alejandro Portes  
19.  Suggestions for Further Reading 
PART VI - Many Voices, Many Lives: Some Consequences of Race, Class, and Gender Inequality 
1. Civilize Them with a Stick - Mary Brave Bird (Crow Dog) with Richard Erdoes 
2. Then Came the War - Yuri Kochiyama 
3. Yellow - Frank Wu 
4. The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria - Judith Ortiz Cofer 
5. The Arab Woman and I - Mona Fayad 
*6. Beach Blanket Baja – Helena María Viramontes
7. Crossing the Border Without Losing Your Past - Oscar Casares 
8. The Event of Becoming - Jewelle L. Gomez 
9. This Person Doesn’t Sound White - Ziba Kashef 
10. Family Ties and the Entanglements of Caste - Joseph Berger 
11. What I Learned about Jews - Joe Wood 
12. Pigskin, Patriarchy, and Pain - Don Sabo 
13. The Slave Side of Sunday - Dave Zirin 
14. How to Sell Humvees to Men - Mary Beckman 
15. He Defies You Still: The Memoirs of a Sissy - Tommi Avicolli 
16. With No Immediate Cause - Ntozake Shange 
17. Requiem for the Champ - June Jordan 
*18. Her College Experience Is Not His -  Linda Sax
*19. Gay Marriage Is a Question of Love – Keith Olbermann
*20. Eight Is Enough -  Patricia J. Williams
21. Out of the Closet, But Not Out of Middle School - Libby Copeland 
*22. For You, My Lovely, A Face Lift - Natasha Singer
23. Before Spring Break, The Anorexic Challenge - Alex Williams 
24. My First Time - Allana Allen 
25. The Case of Kowalski & Thompson: Ableism, Heterosexism, and Sexism - Joan Griscom 
26. Lame - Joyce Avies
27. C. P. Ellis - Studs Terkel
Suggestions for Further Reading
PART VII - How It Happened: Race and Gender Issues in U.S. Law 
1. Indian Tribes: A Continuing Quest for Survival - U.S. Commission on Human Rights 
2. An Act for the Better Ordering and Governing of Negroes and Slaves, South Carolina, 1712 
3. The "Three-Fifths Compromise" - The U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 2 
4. An Act Prohibiting the Teaching of Slaves to Read 
5. Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, Seneca Falls Convention, 1848 
6. The Antisuffragists: Selected Papers, 1852–1887 
7. People v. Hall, 1854 
8. Dred Scot v. Sandford, 1857 
9. The Emancipation Proclamation - Abraham Lincoln 
10. United States Constitution: Thirteenth (1865), Fourteenth (1868), and Fifteenth (1870) Amendments 
11. The Black Codes - W.E.B. Du Bois 
12. Bradwell v. Illinois, 1875 
13. Minor v. Happersett, 1875 
14. California Constitution, 1876 
15. Elk v. Wilkins, November 3, 1884 
16. Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896 
17. United States Constitution: Nineteenth Amendment (1920) 
18. Korematsu v. United States, 1944 
19. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 1954 
20. Roe v. Wade, 1973 
21. The Equal Rights Amendment (Defeated) 
*22. Lawrence et al. v. Texas, 2003 
*23. From Criminals and Psychopaths to the Family Next Door – Paula L. Ettelbrick
Suggestions for Further Reading 
PART VIII  Maintaining Race, Class, and Gender Hierarchies: Reproducing “Reality” 
1. Self-Fulfilling Stereotypes - Mark Snyder 
2. Anti-Gay Stereotypes - Richard D. Mohr 
3. White Lies - Maurice Berger 
4. Am I Thin Enough Yet? - Sharlene Hesse-Biber 
5. Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse - Sut Jhally 
6. The Plutocratic Culture: Institutions, Values, and Ideologies - Michael Parenti   
7. Media Magic: Making Class Invisible - Gregory Mantsios 
8. Still Separate, Still Unequal: America’s Educational Apartheid - Jonathan  Kozol 
*9. Sex and Race: The Analogy of Social Control - William Chafe
10. Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex - Angela Davis 
11. Blaming the Victim - William Ryan
Suggestions for Further Reading 
PART IX: Social Change: Revisioning the Future and Making a Difference
1.  Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference - Audre Lorde 
2.  Feminism: A Transformational Politic - bell hooks 
3.  A New Vision of Masculinity - Cooper Thompson 
4.  Interrupting the Cycle of Oppression: The Role of Allies as Agents of Change - Andrea Ayvazian 
*5  Organizing the Fields – Kirk Nielsen
*6. Solidarity at the Liquor Store – Miriam Y. Cintron 
*7. Upload Real Change – Roberto Lovato
8.  Rethinking Volunteerism in America – Gavin Leonard
9.  Here. Now. Do Something. – William Rivers Pitt 
Suggestions for Further Reading 


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