Race, Rights, and the Asian American Experience: Race, Rights, and the Asian American Experience, second edition / Edition 2

Race, Rights, and the Asian American Experience: Race, Rights, and the Asian American Experience, second edition / Edition 2

by Angelo N Ancheta
     
 


In Race, Rights, and the Asian American Experience, Angelo N. Ancheta demonstrates how United States civil rights laws have been framed by a black-white model of race that typically ignores the experiences of other groups, including Asian Americans. When racial discourse is limited to antagonisms between black and white, Asian Americans often findSee more details below

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In Race, Rights, and the Asian American Experience, Angelo N. Ancheta demonstrates how United States civil rights laws have been framed by a black-white model of race that typically ignores the experiences of other groups, including Asian Americans. When racial discourse is limited to antagonisms between black and white, Asian Americans often find themselves in a racial limbo, marginalized or unrecognized as full participants.

Ancheta examines legal and social theories of racial discrimination, ethnic differences in the Asian American population, nativism, citizenship, language, school desegregation, and affirmative action. In the revised edition of this influential book, Ancheta also covers post-9/11 anti-Asian sentiment and racial profiling. He analyzes recent legal cases involving political empowerment, language rights, human trafficking, immigrant rights, and affirmative action in higher education-many of which move the country farther away from the ideals of racial justice. On a more positive note, he reports on the progress Asian Americans have made in the corporate sector, politics, the military, entertainment, and academia.

A skillful mixture of legal theories, court cases, historical events, and personal insights, this revised edition brings fresh insights to U.S. civil rights from an Asian American perspective.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813539027
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised and Updated
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,305,527
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
A Note on Terms
Introduction: Neither Black nor White1
Ch. 1Legacies of Discrimination19
Ch. 2Discrimination and Antidiscrimination Law41
Ch. 3Looking Like the Enemy62
Ch. 4Race, Immigration, and Citizenship82
Ch. 5Language and Legal Conformity104
Ch. 6Race and Identity127
Ch. 7Law and Racial Hierarchy149
Conclusion171
Notes175
Selected Bibliography197
Table of Cases Cited in the Text203
Index205

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