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Black in America


Black in America

The Paradox of the Color Line
1. Aufl.

von: Enobong Hannah Branch, Christina Jackson

18,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 22.01.2020
ISBN/EAN: 9781509531417
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 224

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At the start of the twentieth century, the pre-eminent black sociologist, W.E.B. DuBois, identified the color line as America's great problem. While the color line is increasingly variegated beyond black and white, and more openly discussed than ever before as more racial and ethnic groups call America home, his words still ring true.   Today, post-racial and colorblind ideals dominate the American narrative, obscuring the reality of racism and discrimination, hiding if only temporarily the inconvenience of deep racial disparity. This is the quintessential American paradox: our embrace of the ideals of meritocracy despite the systemic racial advantages and disadvantages accrued across generations.    This book provides a sociology of the Black American experience. To be Black in America is to exist amongst myriad contradictions: racial progress and regression, abject poverty amidst profound wealth, discriminatory policing yet equal protection under the law. This book explores these contradictions in the context of residential segregation, labor market experiences, and the criminal justice system, among other topics, highlighting the historical processes and contemporary social arrangements that simultaneously reinforce race and racism, necessitating resistance in post-civil rights America.
Spotlights on ResistanceContributorsIntroduction    Are We ‘Post-Racial’ Yet?Chapter 1  How Blacks Became the Problem: American Racism and the Fight for EqualityChapter 2 Crafting the Racial Frame: Blackness and the Myth of the Monolith with Candace S. King and Emmanuel AderoChapter 3  Whose Life Matters? Value and Disdain in American SocietyChapter 4 Staying Inside the Red Line: Housing Segregation and the Rise of the GhettoChapter 5  Who Gets to Work? Understanding the Black Labor Market Experience Chapter 6  Is Justice Blind? Race and the Rise of Mass Incarceration with Lucius CoulouteChapter 7  Reifying the Problem: Racism and the Persistence of the Color Line in American Politics with Emmanuel AderoEpilogueAbout the ContributorsGlossaryReferences
?Branch and Jackson present a compelling and engaging analysis of how past and present practices have affected Black people, even while Blackness takes on multiple forms, including the diverse ways Black people have resisted racist social structures. This book will be a great teaching resource.? Margaret L. Andersen, University of Delaware ?Powerfully written, well documented, theoretically sophisticated, and covering central themes of America's racial history.  This is the book we need for our courses on race matters in the United States. We owe a debt of gratitude to the authors.? Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University
Enobong Hannah Branch is Professor of Sociology and Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at Rutgers University–New BrunswickChristina Jackson is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stockton University

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