Diversity: Strength and Struggle (A Longman Topics Reader) / Edition 1

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Part of the Longman Topic Series, this brief reader encourages an examination of diversity in America, in order to understand what both enriches and threatens the country’s core values “of liberty and justice for all.” This collection of readings provides opportunities for students to examine the impact “racial” and “ethnic” identity have on diverse groups, some of them challenging the notion of race as a meaningful category for thinking about human identity. Authors included in this collection write about the personal and political aspects of racial and ethnic identity in a variety of ways including describing experiences of exclusion, satirizing stereotyping, analyzing the sources of alienation, and arguing for changes that will ensure inclusion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321317315
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 9/6/2005
  • Series: Longman Topics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 227
  • Sales rank: 613,203
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.03 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents


What is Race For?

1. Americans’ Complex Identities

Three Is Not Enough, Sharon Begley

Being An Other, Melissa Algranati

Fraternity, Garrett Hongo

Living In Two Cultures, Jean Wakatsuki Houston

American Dreamer, Bharati Mukherjee

Ethnicity and Identity: Creating a Sense of Self, Claire Chow

Reading, Research, and Writing

2. Reflections And Distortions In The Media And Popular Culture

Put On a Happy Face: Masking the Differences Between Blacks and Whites, Benjamin Demott

The Long March from Wong to Woo, Tiana Thi Than Nga

Crimes Against Humanity, Ward Churchill

The Don Juan Syndrome, Julie Chapa

Hollywood Targets Arab and Muslim Americans Since 9/11, Jack Shaheen

Real Minority; Media Majority, Salim Muwakkil

Reading, Research, and Writing

3. Confinement Within Stereotypes

Graduation, Maya Angelou

Growing Up Asian in America, Kesaya E. Noda

For My Indian Daughter, Lewis (Johnson) Sawaquat

The Model Minority Image, C.N. Le

Los Vendidos, Luis Valdez

The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria, Judith Ortiz Cofer

Reading, Research, and Writing

4. The Reality of the Personal

Mother’s English, Amy Tan

Like Mexicans, Gary Soto

Baby, bell hooks

My Jewish Nose, Lisa Miya-Jervis

Of Race and Risk, Patricia Williams

Freedom From Choice, Brian A. Courtney

Reading, Research, and Writing

Enduring Discrimination: Miles to Go, Promises to Keep

Driving While Black, John Lamberth

Not Color Blind: Just Blind, Burke Marshall and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach

Blind Spot, Peter Beinart

Construction of an Enemy, Eleanor Stein

Voting While Black, Bob Herbert

Nobodies, John Bowe

Reading, Research, and Writing

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