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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813539021

ISBN-13: 9780813539027

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813539027
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised and Updated
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


List of Tables     ix
Preface to the Second Edition     xi
Preface to the First Edition     xiii
A Note on Terms     xvii
Introduction: Neither Black nor White     1
Legacies of Discrimination     19
Discrimination and Antidiscrimination Law     42
Looking Like the Enemy     61
Race, Immigration, and Citizenship     84
Language and Legal Conformity     106
Race and Identity     129
Law and Racial Hierarchy     150
Conclusion     172
Notes     175
Selected Bibliography     195
Table of Cases Cited in the Text     201
Index     203

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