From the Fifth Edition:
"'Can We All Get Along?' explains why Barack Obama’s 2008 election to the presidency has not made Rodney King’s plaintive cry in 1992 irrelevant any more than it has eliminated race and ethnicity as factors integral to American politics. The new fifth edition enables our comprehension of those facts to be as contemporary as today’s headlines…An exceptionally useful text!"
—Jim Sheffield, University of Oklahoma
"This book is a unique resource for helping students to understand the interplay between diverse populations and the American political system. The latest edition provides a rich introduction to the histories, theoretical concepts, and key terms associated with U.S. racial and ethnic politics."
—Janelle S. Wong, University of Southern California
"In the wake of an historic election, students will be searching for ways to understand the significance of race and ethnicity in American politics. This book…provides crucial historical context, vital contemporary data, and a survey of the most up-to-date theory in the field…The backbone of my race and American politics course."
—Regina Freer, Occidental College
"This latest edition…gives students and instructors alike the updated comparative data and nuanced interpretation they need to understand the magnitude of racial and ethnic politics in the United States."
—David E. Wilkins, University of Minnesota