Race and Ethnicity in the United States: Issues and Debates

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Overview

This volume brings together some of the most incisive recent scholarship on race, ethnicity and public policy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631208303
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.98 (w) x 10.05 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Steinberg is Professor of Urban Studies at Queens College and a Professor of Sociology at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. His previous books include The Ethnic Myth: Race, Ethnicity, and Class in America and Turning Back: The Retreat from Racial Justice in American Thought and Policy which received the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship. In addition to his academic work, he has published articles in The Nation, Reconstruction, and New Politics.

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Note to the Reader
Pt. I Anti-Racist Public Policy in the Post-Civil Rights ERA
Introduction to Part I: Two Steps Forward and One Step Backward
1 The Eclipse of Anti-Racist Public Policy
The Kerner Commission Report in Retrospect
The Liberal Retreat from Race
2 The National Conversation on Race
Democracy's Conversation
Yackety-Yak About Race
3 The Racial Division of Labor
Occupational Apartheid and the Origins of Affirmative Action
Bursting the Bubble: The Failure of Black Progress
4 The Race Versus Class Debate
The Case for Class-Based Affirmative Action
Should Public Policy Be Class Conscious Rather than Color Conscious?
5 The Future of Affirmative Action
When Preferences Disappear
Is Affirmative Action Doomed?
6 Should the Ghetto Be "Dismantled"?
The Future of the Ghetto
The Complexities of a Public Housing Community
7 School Desegregation
Turning Back to Segregation
Integration Dilemmas in a Racist Culture
8 Racial Districting
Groups, Representation, and Race Conscious Districting
The Future of Black Representation
Pt. II The Politics of Diversity
Introduction to Part II: The One and the Many
9 The Meaning of American Nationality
What Does It Mean To Be an "American"?
The Ethno-Racial Pentagon
10 The Melting Pot: Myth or Reality?
Assimilation's Quiet Tide
Are the Children of Today's Immigrants Making It?
11 The Immigration Debate
The Immigrant Contribution to the Revitalization of Cities
Immigration Policy and the U.S. Economy: An Institutional Perspective
12 Multicultural Education
Multiculturalism: E Pluribus Plures
The Great Multicultural Debate
13 Language Politics
Lingo Jingo: English-Only and the New Nativism
English Only: The Tongue-Tying of America
14 Self-Segregation on College Campuses
Degree of Separation at Yale
Understanding Self-Segregation on the Campus
15 The Debate Over "Identity Politics"
The Rise of "Identity Politics"
Identity Politics and Class Struggle
Index
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