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Gr 7 Up-This book is an intriguing way to teach students to be more effective, persuasive writers. The publisher of the "Opposing Viewpoints" series has recycled its essays on racism and restructured the format to teach writing style and technique. Students are given an opportunity to read the essays presented, not merely for content but also for critical analysis. Through specific questions about each selection, they are guided in uncovering exactly why it is effective. They are then encouraged to write persuasive essays of their own. Selected entries representing different styles of writing are reviewed paragraph by paragraph, assisting readers in understanding the concepts and strategies that the authors utilized. Because most of them have some familiarity with the topic, they are better able to apply the tools discussed in the text as they develop their own essays. For libraries seeking to add to their writing collections, this title should be considered.-Carol Jones Collins, Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Table of Contents

Foreword     7
Introduction     9
Is Racism Still a Problem In America?
Racism Is Still a Serious Problem   Sheryll D. Cashin     14
Racism Is Not a Serious Problem   Neal Boortz     19
Racism Against Arab Americans Is Increasing$dCouncil on American-Islamic Relations     23
Racism Against Arab Americans Is Not Increasing   Howard Fienberg     29
American Schools Are Still Segregated   Howard Fuller     34
American Schools Are No Longer Segregated   Abigail Thernstrom   Stephan Thernstrom     41
How Should Racism Be Dealt With?
Racist Speech Should Be Restricted   Tamara L. Roleff     49
Racist Speech Should Not Be Restricted   Jeff Jacoby     55
Racial Profiling Should Be Banned   William Raspberry     60
Racial Profiling Should Not Be Banned   Sharon R. Reddick     64
Does Affirmative Action Promote Equality?
Affirmative Action Is Necessary   Deborah T. Wilson     71
Affirmative Action Is Unnecessary   Herman Cain     77
Affirmative Action Helps Individuals   Tanya Clay     82
Affirmative Action Hurts Individuals   Roger Clegg     87
Facts About Racism     91
Organizations to Contact     94
For Further Reading     99
Index     103
Picture Credits     107
About the Editor     108
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