Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States / Edition 6

Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States / Edition 6

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by Roberta Fiske-Rusciano

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ISBN-10: 0078111617

ISBN-13: 9780078111617

Pub. Date: 09/13/2012

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Through individual stories, essays, poetry, and critical analyses, Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States, Sixth Edition, introduces issues of race, class, and gender within an interdisciplinary framework. Themes of identity, power, and change are examined from many different perspectives and voices. Unlike most texts that focus on minorities


Through individual stories, essays, poetry, and critical analyses, Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States, Sixth Edition, introduces issues of race, class, and gender within an interdisciplinary framework. Themes of identity, power, and change are examined from many different perspectives and voices. Unlike most texts that focus on minorities victimized by discrimination, this anthology includes the experiences of the privileged and of those who resist change, and reinforces students’ understanding that they can effect changes in their lives and in society.

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Table of Contents


* Indicates New Reading


Part I: Racial and Ethnic Identity

1 I Walk Alone by Lonnie Poco

2 *Why Race Isn’t as ‘Black’ and ‘White’ as we Think by Brent Staples

3 American Anthropological Association Statement on “Race”

4 The Loudest Voice by Grace Paley

5 To be Hopi or American by Polingaysi Qoyawayma (Elizabeth Q. White)

6 People of Color Who Never Felt They Were Black by Darryl Fears

7 Rosa Wakefield by John Langston Gwaltney

8 I Am a Racially Profiling Doctor by Sally Satel

9 Are Doctor’s Offices Places for Racial Profiling? By Thomson American Health Consultant

10 El Hilo Que Nos Une by Celia Alvarez

11 In Search of Bruce Lee’s Grave by Shanlon Wu

12 Remembering My Grandmother, Remembering Lebanon by Therese Saliba

13 American Dreamer by Bharati Mukherjee

14 On the Other Side of the War: A Story by Elizabeth Gordon

15 Medicalization of Racial Features: Asian-American Women and Cosmetic Surgery by Eugenia Kaw

16 Before the Great Gorge by Carlos Cumpian

17 Beyond the Melting Pot by William A. Henry III

Part II: Gender Identity

18 In the Beginning There Are Babies by Angela Phillips

19 Time Warp in the Toy Store by Ellen J. Reifler

20 How Women are Treated in Language by Janet Shibley Hyde

21 Where I Come From is Like This by Paula Gunn Allen

22 The Male Role Stereotype by Doug Cooper Thompson

23 Taking It by Leonard Kriegel

24 Tears Still Taboo for Average Guy by Carl Ryan

25 Asymmetries in Communication by Deborah Tannen

Part III: Sexual Identity

26 A Transsexual’s Story by Jessica Stearns

27 Two Sexes are Not Enough by Anne Fausto-Sterling

28 Cold Feet: Why America Has Gay Marriage Jitters by Elisabeth Bumiller

29 When the Political is Personal by Ann Marie Nicolosi

Part IV: Economics and the American Dream

33 *The 40-Percent Rule by Martha Burk

34 Decloaking Class: Why Class Identity and Consciousness Count by Janet Zandy

35 Looking for Work by Gary Soto

36 The Truth About Growing Up Rich by Sallie Bingham

37 To Be Black, Gifted, and Alone by Bebe Moore Campbell

38 Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education by bell hooks

39 Jewish and Working Class by Bernice Mennis

40 Daddy Tucked the Blanket by Randall Williams

41 Mother Courage by Ariel Gore

42 We’re Not Bums by Peter Swet

43 Poverty or at Home in a Car by Jackie Spinks

44 The Fall by Marge Piercy


Part V: Power and Racism

45*The 2000 Presidential Election in Black and White by Frank L. Rusciano

46 Rethinking America by Evelyn Hu-DeHart

47 Historical Discrimination in the Immigration Laws by U. S. Commission on Civil Rights

48*Immigration Laws Since 1980: The Closing Door by Barbara Franz

49*The Dirty Saga of Onandaga County by Linda Carty

50 Anti-Immigrant Violence by Southern Poverty Law Center

51 2-205 by Reshma Baig

52 Something About the Subject Makes It Hard to Name by Gloria Yamato

53 White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

54 Native Americans v. The U. S. Government by Michael Dorris

55 Urban Indians by Roberta Fiske-Rusciano

56 Sex, Class and Race Intersections: Visions of Women of Color by Carol Lee Sanchez

57 Crimes Against Humanity by Ward Churchill

58 Beyond Stereotyping by Daniela Gioseffi

59 Anti-Semitism in the United States by Robert Cherry

60 Seeing More than Black and White by Elizabeth Martinez

61The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria by Judith Ortiz Cofer

62 Behind Barbed Wire by John Hersey

63 A Personal Narrative by Susan Shimizu Taira

64 Asian Americans Battle “Model Minority” Stereotype by Robert Daseler

65 ”Jim Crow” Law by Benjamin Quarles

66 Jim Crow Revived in Cyberspace by Greg Palast and Martin Luther King III

67 The Negro A Beast... or in the Image of God? by Earl Ofari Hutchinson

68 Emmett Louis Till, 1941-1955 by Southern Poverty Law Center

69 As Media Furor Subsides, Jasper Sorts Out Its Future by Kyle Johnson

70 Subtle vs. Overt Racism by David K. Shipler

71 Blacks Feel Indignities by Robert Anthony Watts

Part VI: Power and Sexism

72* Aging and Gay, and Facing Prejudice in Twilight by Jane Gross

73* What’s Their Real Problem with Gay Marriage? by Russell Shorto

74* A War Against Boys? by Michael Kimmel

75 Manhood on the Mat by Jackson Katz and Sut Jhally

76 The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage by Andrew Sullivan

77* 1-2 Punch, a Major Blow to Roe by Allison Stevens

78* Erosion of Unions Hurts Women, Particularly Latinas by Linda Chavez-Thompson and Gabriela Lemus

79 Gender Warriors Fight the Wrong Battle by Laura Sessions Stepp

80 Losing a Church, Keeping the Faith by Andrew Sullivan

81 Foul Play by Kathleen Sharp

82 Our Bodies, Their Selves by Katrine Ames

83 The Nature of the Beast by Anita Hill

84 Like a Smack in the Face: Pornography in the Trades by Barbara Trees

85 Bad Sports by Mariah Burton Nelson

86 A More Hidden Crime: Adolescent Battered Women by Nancy Worcester

87 Why Doesn’t She Just Leave? by Clarethia Ellerbee

88 Rape and Sexual Assault by James A. Doyle

89 Fraternities of Fear by Kathleen Hirsch

90 ”The Rape” of Mr. Smith by Unknown

91 Forbidden Fruit by Anne Finger

92 Certain Words Can Trip Up AIDS Grants, Scientists Say by Erica Goode

93 Mothers of Convention by Lindsy Van Gelder

94 What’s Fair in Love and War by Randy Shilts

Part VII Power and Classism

95 Imagine a Country by Holly Sklar

96 The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison by Jeffrey H. Reiman

97 The Great Divide by David Moberg

98 *Tainted ‘Justice’ at the EPA by Manuel Pastor, Bill Gallegos and Michele Prichard

99 Normalizing Poverty by Celine-Marie Pascale

100 Institutionalized Discrimination by Robert Cherry

101 Jury Whops Insurer by Lesley Brown

102 Single Mothers and Welfare by Ellen L. Bassuk, Angela Browne, and John C. Buckner

103 *Regionalism by Hunter O’Hara

104 Persistent Welfare Stereotypes by Renu Nahata

105 A Way Out by Rita Henley Jensen

106 The Root Causes of Homelessness in American Cities by Doug A. Timmer, D. Stanley Eitzen, and Kathryn D. Talley


Part VIII: Taking Action

108 Affirmative Action: The Sequel by Orlando Patterson

109 Diversity and Its Discontents by Arturo Madrid

110 Choosing Disability by Laura Hershey

111 Breakfast at Perkins by Derek Schork

112 The Push for Power by Eloise Salholz

113 Going Public with our Vision by Charlotte Bunch

114 A Manifesto for Men by Andrew Kimbrell

115 Lesbian Teen Sues District for Bias by Peter Y. Hong

116 The Campus Environment for Gay and Lesbian Life by John D’Emillio

117 Resistance to Change by Kathleen Ryan

118 The Campus Climate for Gay Students by Robert A. Rhoads

119 *At Colleges, Women are Leaving Men in the Dust by Tamar Lewin

120 Battered Women by Cynthia Diehm and Margo Ross

121 Freedom for the Thought We Hate by Gerald Gunther

122 *America 101 by Bill Moyers

Part IX: Change Makers

123 Victory at Arnot by Mary Harris “Mother” Jones

124 The Organizer’s Tale by Cesar Chavez

125 Workers Demand Rights by Louise Palmer

126 Free at Last by Southern Poverty Law Center

127 The Movement by Anne Moody

128 Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Muriel Tillinghast

129 ”Don’t Tell Us It Can’t Be Done” by Michael Ryan

130 Saving Native Lands by Valerie Taliman

131 Cecilia Fire Thunder: She Inspires Her People by Ann Davis

132 How I Changed the Governor’s Mind by Renee La Couture Tulloch

133 Friends of Justice: Take Heart by Deb Price

134 *What Condoms Can Prevent AIDS? No Way! by Helene Cooper

Part X: Race, Class, and Gender After 9/11 and Post-Katrina

135*Phoenix Rising from the Waters: The Post-Katrina Renewal of the New Orleans East Vietnamese Community by Mary Sue Ply

136*Feeling the Pain of My People: Hurricane Katrina, Racial Inequality and the Psyche of Black America by Ismail K. White, Tasha S. Philpot, Kristin Wylie, and Ernest McGowen

137*Most Katrina Aid from Overseas Went Unclaimed by John Solomon and Spencer S. Hsu

138*A Failure of Leadership by Bob Herbert

139*We Are Not the Enemy: Hate Crimes Against Arabs, Muslims, and Those Perceived to be Arab or Muslim After 9/11 by the Human Rights Watch

140 Flag Raising at Ground Zero by The Iowa State Daily

141 Immigrant Families Condemn Racial Targeting by Tram Nguyen

142 America’s Challenge: Domestic Security, Civil Liberties, and National Unity after September 11 by Muzaffar A. Chishti, Doris Meissner, Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Jay Peterzell, Michael J. Wishnie, and Stephen W. Yale-Loehr

143 Seeing Islam as “Evil” Faith, Evangelicals Seek Converts by Laurie Goodstein

144”Empty Seats in the Lifeboat”: 9/11 Stalls Refugees by Donovan Slack

145 Working Class Women as War Heroes by Farai Chideya

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