The Myth of Post-Racial America: Searching for Equality in the Age of Materialism

The Myth of Post-Racial America: Searching for Equality in the Age of Materialism

by H. Roy Kaplan

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The Myth of Post-Racial America provides a history of race and racism in the United States. These concepts became integral parts of American society through social, psychological, and political decisions, which are documented so readers can learn about the origin of myths and stereotypes that have created schisms in our society from its founding to the present day. This information is essential reading for students and teachers so they can become more effective in their work and value cultural differences, modes of expression, and learning styles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610480062
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 02/16/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

H. Roy Kaplan, Ph.D., is associate professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He has received many local and national honors for his multicultural work in schools and in 1998 was named 'National Hero of Education' by the U.S. Department of Education.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Preface ix

Chapter 1 Facing the Challenge of Diversity 1

Chapter 2 The Origin of Our Species 7

Chapter 3 The Rise of Racism 17

Chapter 4 Darwin's Descendants: Contemporary Scientific Racism 47

Chapter 5 Justifying the Indefensible: Rationalizing Domination and Exploitation 59

Chapter 6 Why People Hate 73

Chapter 7 Surviving White Culture 81

Chapter 8 You Have to be Carefully Taught: Learning about Race and Racism 93

Chapter 9 Thinking about Race 105

Chapter 10 Teaching about Inclusivity in Schools 117

Chapter 11 Corporate Diversity and the Cost of Color 129

Chapter 12 Social Inequality from the World of Work to Society 141

Chapter 13 Racial Disparities in Health and Wellness 149

Chapter 14 Crime and Punishment 159

Chapter 15 How the Military Shaped Blacks' Progress 173

Chapter 16 The Myth of the Meritocracy 189

Chapter 17 More than Talk: Why Dialogue is Not Enough 199

Postscript 215

References 221

Index 233

About the Author 239

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