Blacks and Whites Meeting in America: Eighteen Essays on Race

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In these papers from a colloquium on race held a few days after 9/11/01 at Kent State U. Ashtabula campus, Ohio, where White is a dean, contributors discuss such contentious issues as affirmative action; educational and economic equality; race and identity in popular and high culture; and racial profiling. The volume concludes with the keynote address by David K. Shipler, author of A Company of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., ...
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Overview

In these papers from a colloquium on race held a few days after 9/11/01 at Kent State U. Ashtabula campus, Ohio, where White is a dean, contributors discuss such contentious issues as affirmative action; educational and economic equality; race and identity in popular and high culture; and racial profiling. The volume concludes with the keynote address by David K. Shipler, author of A Company of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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  • ISBN-13: 9780786415410
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/6/2003
  • Pages: 251
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry White is the interim assistant dean of Kent State University's Ashtabula Campus in Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Opening Remarks of the David K. Shipler Colloquium on Race 5
Pt. I Race, the University, and Affirmative Action
1 Ideology versus Historic Truth: The Concept of Equality of Educational Opportunity for African Americans 7
2 Building a Diverse and Respectful Campus Community: A Systematic Approach Model 26
3 Veiled Diversity: A New Look at What Diversity Means Within the Academy 46
Pt. II Race and Identity in the Arts, Popular Culture, and Sports
4 From Jackie Robinson to Sammy Sosa: Baseball and Race in America 51
5 Mind + Body = Loss and Displacement: Two Contemporary African-American Artists 68
6 Musical Style as a Symbol of Black Cultural Identity 81
7 When Whites and Blacks Met: Performing Artists on Stage and in Film 92
8 Looking for Jackie and Mike: Race, Sports, and Contemporary American Culture 101
Pt. III The Past as Prologue: Race in the Ministry, the Library, the Academy, and on the Campus
9 Southern White Ministers at Mid-Century 111
10 The Founding and Early History of Chicago's Newberry Library: Free to Whom? 120
11 From Myrdal to Shipler: The Academy's View of Blacks and Whites in America 126
12 What's in a Name? Politically Correct Language On and Off Campus 137
Pt. IV Building an Economic Bridge Across the Racial Divide
13 Organizational Changes Create a New Climate for Racial Equality 145
14 Dreaming Beyond the Number Two: Race, Work, and Wholeness 162
Pt. V The Expanding and Contracting Kinship of Race
15 The Strangest of Kin: Blacks and White in America Viewed from the Borderlands 175
16 Let the Dialogue Begin 185
17 Racial Profiling: Good Policing or Discriminatory Policy? A Look at the Existing Literature 199
Pt. VI David K. Shipler Address
18 Introduction 211
19 "When I Go to Work, I Have to Leave My Culture at the Door ..." 213
About the Contributors 231
Index 235
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