Many Costs of Racism / Edition 256

Many Costs of Racism / Edition 256

by Joe R. Feagin, Karyn D. McKinney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742511170

ISBN-13: 9780742511170

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

"What is it like to be a black person in America today? The voices of middle-class African Americans captured in this book will surprise those who think the era of racial discrimination is past. The Many Costs of Racism is a vivid account of the medical, mental, and economic effects of everyday racism for black Americans-and of racism's high costs for all Americans."…  See more details below

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"What is it like to be a black person in America today? The voices of middle-class African Americans captured in this book will surprise those who think the era of racial discrimination is past. The Many Costs of Racism is a vivid account of the medical, mental, and economic effects of everyday racism for black Americans-and of racism's high costs for all Americans." Drawing on their own interviews and on other research studies, the authors document the substantial damage done to black individuals, families, and communities by the stress of everyday discrimination. The strong voices of African Americans here also tell how active resistance and coping strategies become a way of life. Beyond the toll on individuals and families, the authors assess the costs that society as a whole pays for the age-old structures of racial inequality that persist in workplaces, communities, and other major institutions. That cost is much too high-and the book explains how all Americans can work to reduce it.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742511170
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The Many Costs of White Racism6
2The Psychological and Energy Costs of Contemporary Racism39
3The Physical Health Consequences of Racism65
4The Family and Community Costs of Racism94
5Fighting and Managing Everyday Racism: An Array of Strategies119
6Combating Racism: Active Behavioral Strategies147
7Racism and the U.S. Health Care System180
Notes211
Index243
About the Authors250

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