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America's Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color-blind Politics: Education, Incarceration, Segregation, and the Future of the U.S. Multiracial Democracy
     

America's Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color-blind Politics: Education, Incarceration, Segregation, and the Future of the U.S. Multiracial Democracy

by Curtis Ivery, Joshua Bassett, Houston Baker, Grace Lee Boggs, Benjamin DeMott
 

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ISBN-10: 1442210990

ISBN-13: 9781442210998

Pub. Date: 09/16/2011

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Over 40 years ago the historic Kerner Commission Report declared that America was undergoing an urban crisis whose effects were disproportionately felt by underclass populations. In America's Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color-blind Politics, Curtis Ivery and Joshua Bassett explore the persistence of this crisis today, despite public beliefs that America has

Overview

Over 40 years ago the historic Kerner Commission Report declared that America was undergoing an urban crisis whose effects were disproportionately felt by underclass populations. In America's Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color-blind Politics, Curtis Ivery and Joshua Bassett explore the persistence of this crisis today, despite public beliefs that America has become a "post-racial" nation after the election of Barack Obama to the presidency. Ivery and Bassett combine their own experience in the fields of civil rights and education with the knowledge of more than 20 experts in the field of urban studies to provide an accessible overview of the theories of the urban underclass and how they affect America's urban crisis. This engaging look into the still-present racial politics in America's cities adds significantly to the existing scholarship on the urban underclass by discussing the role of the prison-industrial complex in sustaining the urban crisis as well as the importance of the concept of multiracial democracy to the future of American politics and society. America's Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color-blind Politics encourages the reader not only to be aware of persisting racial inequalities, but to actively engage in efforts to respond to them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442210998
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/16/2011
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
1,277,512
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Vii

Foreward Cornel West xi

Preface xv

1 Introduction and Theoretical Overview 1

2 Color-Blind Ideology and the Urban Crisis 21

"Color-Blindness, Racism, and Multiracial Democracy" Michael Omi 24

"Difference,' Emiseration, and America's Urban Crisis" Houston Baker 31

"Sure, We're All Just One Big Happy Family" Benjamin DeMott 36

"Immigration, Education, and the Media" Maria Hinojosa 42

"Incarcerated and Disappeared in the Land of the Free" Trinh Minh-ha 45

3 Mass Incarceration and the Urban Crisis 53

"Mass Incarceration, Civil Death, and the New Racial Domain" Manning Marable 55

"Mass Incarceration, Race, and Criminal Justice Policy" Marc Mauer 71

"Racial Profiling and Imprisonment of the Mentally 111" Bob Herbert 75

"The Case of Jonathan Magbie" Colbert I. King 78

4 Segregation and the Urban Crisis 83

"Race and Residential Segregation in Detroit" John powell John Telford 85

"Health Care as a Civil Rights Issue" Alvin F. Poussaint, MD 88

"A Call for Multicultural Dialogues" James J. Zogby 93

"American Education: Still Separate, Still Unequal" Arthur Levine 97

5 Education and the Urban Crisis 103

"Toward a Paradigm Shift in Our Concept of Education" Grace Lee Boggs 106

"Writing and Multiracial Education" Nell Irvin Painter 113

"Police in Schools: Can a Law Enforcement Orientation Be Reconciled with an Educational Mission?" Johanna Wald Lisa Thurau 117

"Pursuing the Promise of Brown in the Twenty-First Century" Erica Frankenberg 126

6 Mlutiracial Democracy and the Urban Crisis 133

"In Our Lifetime" Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 136

"Making Every Vote Count" Lani Guinier 143

"Segregation Race, Segregation from Opportunity, and the Subversion of Multiracial Democracy in Detroit" Andrew Grant-Thomas 150

How We Are White" Gary Howard 156

7 Toward Solutions to the Urban Crisis 163

Index 167

About The Contributors 179

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