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Hot Topics: Race and Politics in the USA: Institutional/Systemic Racism
This guide covers the history of race and politics in the United States
Call Number: Library Second Floor Stacks HE336.S77 M37 2020
Publication Date: 2020
" In many parts of the world, your address can reveal your race and class, causing them to be a shorthand for snobbery or discrimination. In this wide-ranging and remarkable book, Mask looks at the fate of streets named after Martin Luther King, Jr., the wayfinding means of ancient Romans, how Nazis haunt the streets of modern Germany, and why numbered streets dominate in America but not in Europe. The flipside of having an address is not having one, and we see what that means for millions of people today, including those who live in the slums of Kolkata, on the streets of London, or in post-earthquake Haiti. Filled with fascinating people and histories, The Address Book illuminates the complex and sometimes hidden stories behind street names and their power to name,to hide, to decide who counts, who doesn't-and why"
Call Number: Library Second Floor Stacks HF5549.5.M5 R34 2019
Publication Date: 2019
"Race, Work, and Leadership is a rare and important compilation of essays that examines how race matters in people's experience of work and leadership. What does it mean to be Black in corporate America today? How are racial dynamics in organizations changing in a post-Obama era? How do we build inclusive organizations? "
Call Number: Library Second Floor Stacks HV9950 .H395 2018
Publication Date: 2018
"Policing Black Bodies goes beyond chronicling isolated incidents of injustice to look at the broader systems of inequality in our society--how they're structured, how they harm Black people, and how we can work for positive change. The book discusses the school-to-prison pipeline, mass incarceration and the prison boom, the unique ways Black women and trans people are treated, wrongful convictions and the challenges of exoneration, and more. Each chapter of the book opens with a true story, explains the history and current state of the issue, and looks toward how we can work for change. The book calls attention to the ways class, race, and gender contribute to injustice, as well as the perils of colorblind racism--that by pretending not to see race we actually strengthen, rather than dismantle, racist social structures. Policing Black Bodies is a powerful call to acknowledge injustice and work for change."
Call Number: Library Second Floor Stacks DS146.U6 W45 2018
Publication Date: 2018
""A short, literary, powerful contemplation on how Jews are viewed in America since the election of Donald J. Trump, and how we can move forward to fight anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism has always been present in American culture, but with the rise of the Alt Right and an uptick of threats to Jewish communities since Trump took office, New York Times editor Jonathan Weisman has produced a book that could not be more important or timely. "
Call Number: Second Floor Stacks -- KF4893 .B76 2015
"With continued debate over existing and proposed voter ID laws and a host of other measures that seem designed to impede the ability of people of color to vote, racism as an institutional factor in American voting and politics is clear. " Publisher information
Call Number: Library Second Floor Stacks HT1506 .B87 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Description: Introduction: The social construction of race in American schools -- Race as nation, 1900-1938 -- Franz Boas : reforming "race" in American schools -- Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead : teaching teachers race and culture -- Race as color, 1939-1945 -- Race as culture, 1946-1954 -- Conclusion: Race and educational equality after Brown v. Board of Education.
Call Number: Library Second Floor Stacks HV9950 .K34 2018
Publication Date: 2018
"Of the many obstacles to racial justice in America, none has received more recent attention than the one that lurks in our subconscious. As social movements and policing scandals have shown how far from being "postracial" we are, the concept of implicit bias has taken center stage in national conversation about race. Millions of Americans have taken online tests purporting to show the deep, invisible roots of their prejudice. When a recent Oxford study claimed to have found a drug that reduced implicit bias, it was only the starkest example of a pervasive trend. But what do we risk when we seek the simplicity of a technological diagnosis-and solution-for racism? What do we miss when we locate racism in our biology and our brains rather than in our history and our social practices? In Race on the Brain, Jonathan Kahn argues that implicit bias has grown into a master narrative of race relations-one with profound if unintended negative consequences for law, science, and society. He emphasizes its limitations, arguing that while useful as a tool to understand particular types of behavior, it is only one among the various tools available to policymakers. An uncritical embrace of implicit bias, to the exclusion of power relations and structural racism, undermines civic responsibility for addressing the problem by turning it over to experts. Technological interventions, including many tests for implicit bias, are premised on a color-blind ideal and run the risk of erasing history, denying present reality, and obscuring accountability. "
"At its optimistic best, America has embraced its identity as the world's melting pot. Today it is on the cusp of becoming a country with no racial majority, and new minorities are poised to exert a profound impact on U.S. society, economy, and politics...." Publisher information
Call Number: Library Second Floor Stacks GV714.5 .B55 2018
Publication Date: 2018
"Their original research, meanwhile, surveys sports fans themselves on their thoughts when a specific mascot faces censure. The result is a book that merges critical-cultural analysis with qualitative data to offer an innovative approach to understanding the camps and fault lines on each side of the issue, the stakes in mascot debates, whether common ground can exist and, if so, how we might find it."--Publisher information.
Call Number: Library Second Floor Stacks GV714.5 .F46 2017
Publication Date: 2017
Description: Foreword / Joe R. Feagin -- Introduction: Redskins, wahoos and racism thru the ages -- Racist formulation and the Indian as red man -- Redskin : race and systemic racism in sociolinguistic analysis -- Surveying the landscape of racist America -- Cleveland Indians and Washington Redskins surveys -- Legal histrionics and the legacy of racism -- The red man plays on.
Race Forward Media encompasses the various ways we push forward the conversation on race in the media. Race Forward’s primary media product is Colorlines, an award-winning, daily news site where race matters. Colorlines brings a critical racial lens to its journalism, as it covers breaking news, offers context and analysis for fast-moving stories and digs deeper with investigative reporting. [Race Forward website]
"Gates says white supremacy was born in the years after the Civil War, as white Southerners looked for ways to roll back the newly acquired rights of African-Americans."
Gates' new book is:
Stony the Road:Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow, by Henry Louis Gates
"The Conversation is a nonprofit, independent news organization dedicated to unlocking the knowledge of experts for the public good. We publish trustworthy and informative articles written by academic experts for the general public and edited by our team of journalists."
Films On Demand: Racialized America
Description: Being classified as black, Asian or Latino has never carried the same advantages in our society as being white. Race is created by laws and practices that affect life's chances and opportunities based on those differences.
"This collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. Within this library is a section containing all modern law review articles on the subject. This library will continue to grow, not only from new scholarship but also from historical material that we continue to locate and add to the collection. "
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