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1. State of Emergency: The Third
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2. Strangers to These Shores: Race
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3. Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End
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4. Racial and Ethnic Groups (10th
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5. Racial and Ethnic Relations in
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6. White Like Me: Reflections on
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7. Understanding White Privilege:Creating
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8. The Willie Lynch Letter and the
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9. Voices of Freedom: An Oral History
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10. American Ethnicity: The Dynamics
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11. Overcoming Our Racism: The Journey
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12. The Freedom Writers Diary : How
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13. Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish
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14. A Testament of Hope: The Essential
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16. Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race
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1. State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America
by Thomas Dunne Books
Hardcover (22 August, 2006)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Not buying this xenophobia
Name one civilization that lasted forever. Does anyone sincerely believe that we would be better off today if the mighty Roman empire had not perished? Change is inevitable.
4-0 out of 5 stars Good Research, Poor Recommendations
I enjoy reading Pat's books for their historical and factual research.But I have found that he fails to make his point when it comes to the conclusions and recommendations to fix the problems he outlines.This book is no exception.Great research, interesting, but it need a hard punch line conclusion at the end with specific, easy to follow recommendations.A specific chapter at the end with numbered recommendations listing exactly what can/should be done to stem the flow of immigration would make this a more powerful book.

5-0 out of 5 stars What the media & elites don't want you to know
No one argues the immigration problem better than Mr. Buchanan. Through
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Subjects:  1. Discrimination & Racism    2. Emigration & Immigration    3. Emigration And Immigration    4. Government - U.S. Government    5. Government policy    6. Illegal aliens    7. International Relations - General    8. Political Ideologies - General    9. Politics / Current Events    10. Public Policy - Cultural Policy    11. Race And Ethnic Relations    12. Social Science    13. Sociology    14. United States    15. Immigration & emigration    16. Political Science / Political Ideologies / General    17. USA   


2. Strangers to These Shores: Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States (8th Edition)
by Allyn & Bacon
Hardcover (29 July, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Quality
This book was received quickly and was in perfect shape.I appreciate the promptness.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent introductory text!
Parrillo's text is a helpful overview of the sociology of race and ethnicity in the United States taken from a group-to-groupapproach.Major sociological contributions on these matters are covered through the lens of particular groups that are most affected (e.g. LA riots are covered under black Americans but not under Korean Americans).The most recent edition is especially helpful as comments are made in conjunction with post-September 11th consequences on race and ethnic issues.The role of religion in racial dynamics and the continuing changes in immigration is a helpful addition as well as it is a rising area of study with race and ethnicity.5-0 out of 5 stars From the Foreword author:
Strangers to These Shores is a comprehensive examination of the sharpest edges and more nuanced qualities of American pluralism.In its 14 chapters, Professor Parrillo provides students/readers--and those for whomit is not assigned--with a well conceived, carefully constructed, andhighly readable introduction to a very complex subject. --Peter I. Rose, Smith College ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Anthropology - Cultural    2. Discrimination & Racism    3. Ethnic relations    4. Race And Ethnic Relations    5. Race relations    6. Social Science    7. Sociology    8. Sociology - General    9. United States    10. Ethnic studies    11. Social Science / Sociology / General    12. Sociology, Social Studies   


3. Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
by Crown
Hardcover (01 August, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars We Want More!
In his adroitly served "Enough", Juan Williams meticulously defends the honor and polishes the tarnished star of Sir William Cosby.While retorting to the haters of individual responsibility, Mr. Williams offers real solutions (not just talk), to the plague that has infected multitudes of African Americans, who live on both sides of the tracks!His intricate weaving of history, politics, and culture qualifies his work as required reading for all with any trace of African ancestry. As a matter of fact, it would be good reading for anyone with any dealings with African Americans, which leaves out no one.

3-0 out of 5 stars I really really wanted to write a good review...
I first heard of this book on a radio show and was very impressed with Williams' take on black leadership in America.I was shocked to hear these words coming from Juan Williams, who is the token liberal (whoever thought that "token" and "liberal" would ever go together?) on FOX News.I began reading the book thinking that I would be as impressed with the ideas expressed by Williams as much as I was will Bill Cosby's 2004 speech.I was disappointed for two major reasons:
4-0 out of 5 stars Only Half the Job is Done
Juan Williams gets an "A" for effort, but this book does not go far enough. It is part of the dishonest black circular firing squad started by Cosby, where blame is readily meted out when the cause is black men, but the punches are carefully pulled when the cause seems attributable elsewhere, perhaps, god forbid, even to irresponsible black women.
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Subjects:  1. 1975-    2. African American leadership    3. African Americans    4. Black American Sociology    5. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General    6. Government - U.S. Government    7. Leadership    8. Minority Studies - Race Relations    9. Political Process - Leadership    10. Politics / Current Events    11. Politics and government    12. Social Science    13. Social conditions    14. Sociology    15. United States - 20th Century    16. Current Events / General   


4. Racial and Ethnic Groups (10th Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Hardcover (22 February, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book to learn about diversity
This is an excellent book for someone who is learning about diversity. This book isn't 100% perfect but it's a start for someone to learn about diversity in society. The author tried to address each group without bias (as much as possible).

5-0 out of 5 stars fast shipping
I was happy with this order. It was shipped to me fast and I received it just in time for class

1-0 out of 5 stars Sorry but this is a very poor customer service
Sorry I have not received yet this shippment. I will appreciated that you cancel this order because it is taking too long to send it. I needed for college. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Ethnic Issues    2. Ethnic Studies - General    3. Ethnic relations    4. Minorities    5. Minority Studies - Ethnic American    6. Minority Studies - Race Relations    7. Prejudices    8. Race relations    9. Social Science    10. Sociology    11. United States    12. Ethnic studies    13. Ethnography    14. Social Science / Sociology / General   


5. Racial and Ethnic Relations in America (7th Edition)
by Allyn & Bacon
Hardcover (24 May, 2004)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Very biased against "Whites"
It is a shame to think that some teachers are using this as their only text.As such, it gives a totally distorted view of so-called "Anglos" and "Whites" in America.For instance, in the chapters on American Indians, the Spanish depravity visited on the indigenous peoples in what is now the American west and southwest isn't even mentioned.The authors assertions of peaceful assimilation by the Spanish of the indigenous peoples (p. 199) is irresponsible and absurd.But this book is sure to please the America-hating politically correct crowd that equates white European Americans with Satan.

4-0 out of 5 stars "Interethnic Relations In America" forces me think
Early this Spring I decided to take on the task ofan Honors Intercultural Studies course at De Anza College. Although I had taken many classes of the same genre, little could have prepared me for the mass ofknowledge that I would obtain. Through reading an average of 60-80 pages of"Interethnic Relations in America" each week, I have been able togain not only a cultural perspective, but a sociological and historical onetoo! I have found that although it is challenging because it contains SOmuch information, that it reigns as a great work because it is seeminglynon-biased, very modern, and well written. I would definetly reccommendthis book to people of all ages, races, ethnicities, regardless of their"cultural baggage." I have been forced to think, and thus I feelcompelled to share my experinces with others. This book can truly changeyour life in many ways! Not to mention that my professor has used it atboth Stanford and Berkeley in the past! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Anthropology - Cultural    2. Archaeology / Anthropology    3. Discrimination & Racism    4. Ethnic Issues    5. Ethnic Studies - General    6. Ethnic relations    7. Minorities    8. Minority Studies - Ethnic American    9. Minority Studies - Race Relations    10. Race And Ethnic Relations    11. Race relations    12. Social Science    13. Sociology    14. United States    15. Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Social Science    16. Ethnic studies   


6. White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
by Soft Skull Press
Paperback (09 January, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Every White American Should Read This Book!
I absolutely loved the insight of this author. Even if you don't agree with every single point, you will definitely think and question your previous perspective on how you view race. That is what good writing does. From a white person's perspective and experiences, the author exposes the myth of "color-blindness" in America. To be clear, this book has absolutely nothing to do with promoting white "guilt" (as a previous reviewer falsely claimed), but has its focus squarely on white "responsibility" that is wed to the bride that is "white privilege". In fact, white "guilt" is clearly shunned upon.
1-0 out of 5 stars Memoirs for his family on some mediocre lived life
The style of the author is like listening to a person that likes to talk about himself all the time. Kinda reminds me of the 1980 movie "Airplane" when the ex-fighter pilot tells the story of his life to the passengers; they end their lives in different ways after having to hear him...
5-0 out of 5 stars Silent Discrimination
Racial discrimination has always been a problem in our society.Decades ago people of color were seen as incompetent people and became slaves to the white people.But over the years as a society we have come to denounce discrimination based upon color and tried to make everyone equal.However, as much as we may like to believe that our society has come to see everyone as equal, it has not.In Tim Wise book "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son" he shows us how color the of someones skin leads to privilege or discrimination.
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Subjects:  1. Discrimination & Racism    2. Ethnic Studies - General    3. Minority Studies - Race Relations    4. Race And Ethnic Relations    5. Race relations    6. Racism    7. Social Science    8. Social conditions    9. Sociology    10. United States    11. Whites    12. Wise, Tim J    13. Ethnography    14. Social Science / Discrimination & Race Relations   


7. Understanding White Privilege:Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships Across Race (Teaching/Learning Social Justice)
by Routledge
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Subjects:  1. Discrimination & Racism    2. Education    3. Minority Studies - Race Relations    4. Multicultural Education    5. Philosophy & Social Aspects    6. Race discrimination    7. Race identity    8. Sociology    9. United States    10. Whites    11. Education / Multicultural Education    12. Ethnography   


8. The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave
by Frontline Distribution International
Paperback (01 March, 1999)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Read
This book should bread by every young black male in the United States. Some have proclaimed that it is false but the information is essential to the growth of black males. It sheds light on some of the condition that we face in this country.

5-0 out of 5 stars Ignorance of the Truth in History is Everyone's Problem
First, to Andre M. "brnn64" - - your response was a result of not reading and knowing your history.And, to to all the others who described this as "Fiction", and/or recently written.This material was a "manual" - - a guide actually used by Southerners to learn how to handle their slaves.It may be one of the reasons why slavery lasted as long as it did, and why so much of the same attitudes prevail today.Unfortunately, I have heard many whites say "why should I be penalized for something my ancestors did back then - - well, the answer to that is that "you are still reaping and enjoying the benefits of what your ancestors did back then.AND - - they are ancestors to us all - - with the racial mixing which resulted - - making us all related to each other in some way.But that is another issue.
3-0 out of 5 stars Willie Lynch Letter, real or not, close to the real truth
The basis of the letter may help any one that feels no sense of self, or history. The real truth behind the meaning of the letter is there for everyone to read and insert themselves, but the understanding of the words therein are the search of the real truth. The real power is not a race or color, but a total disregard for any one that is inferior to the greed of the individual in power. Remember "POWER CORUPTS AND ABSOLUTE POWER CORUPTS ABSOLUTLY". Anyone of any color can be put in the position of power by seeking that power out. The letter if taken literally, will only help to continue the process described, but in reverse. The real truth behind the letter is that all in power can only remain in power if they keep ALL individuals under them separated, and distrusting and envying each other. All races, creeds, colors, religions, and of any sex are at the mercy of power. Any people that separate themselves from another to raise themselves above another are practicing the Willie Lynch so called theory and perpetuating the process. The only thing that will ever work, is that all people must stop looking at their neighbor as their enemy, in the dark we are all the same. The true light of knowledge should not change that. Greed and power goes against the teachings of any prophet, but have been successful for thousands of years, the Willie Lynch letter is not new and is just another attempt to continue the process from another angle, per say through the back door. This Willie Lynch theory which can be called by any name that represents evil, is how all of mankind has been kept at each others throat. Ironically, while working for the powers that they fear. A point of proof that this self perpetuating fire is roaring out of control. It is more evident today that there is no respect for young or old or sex or race or even life itself. Even power itself is losing control of the flames, ironically by fanning the flame itself. The overtaking of one power by another doesn't correct the problem, it only changes the one in the seat. Sadly the end of all things will come before the understanding of truth. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. General    2. History - General History    3. Slavery    4. Social Science / African-American Studies    5. United States    6. Methodology    7. Race relations    8. Social conditions   


9. Voices of Freedom: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s Through the 1980s
by Bantam
Paperback (01 February, 1991)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great piece of oral history
Henry Hampton and Steve Fayer have collected a small sampling of civil rights oral history that has yet to be duplicated in a modern book on the era.They have included all of the key figures involved in the movement, Dr. King and Malcolm X, along with Stokely Carmichael, John Lewis and Andrew Young.What they have also done is give readers the non-famous persons perspective on the various events surrounding the movement. This has been invaluable to me in my research and a truly enjoyable read.It should be a must read for everyone!

5-0 out of 5 stars Readaable, Even-handed
Fantastic, relavent, engrossing.5-0 out of 5 stars A Treasure! One of the most moving books about the Movement
Starting with the murder of Emmett Till and ending with the political activism in the 80s, this book gives a moving overview of the civil rights movement. Each of the 31 chapters first gives a short summary of the events and then redraws the situation with eye-witness accounts. Many activists like Coretta Scott King, Harry Belafonte and members of the Black Panther Party, to name a few, give intriguing details. This moving book is easy to read and especially recommended for young people who need first hand information about the movement. Really recommended! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 1877-1964    2. 20th century    3. Afro-Americans    4. Civil rights    5. Civil rights movements    6. Discrimination & Racism    7. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor    8. General    9. History    10. History - General History    11. History: American    12. Sources    13. United States    14. Human rights    15. Social Science / Discrimination & Race Relations    16. USA   


10. American Ethnicity: The Dynamics and Consequences of Discrimination
by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Paperback (28 July, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Happy
I have no concerns with the product and am happy with what I've paid for.

3-0 out of 5 stars One of the better textbooks on American ethnic groups
All in all, I'd have to say that this is one of the better textbooks on the market today dealing with American ethnic groups (but that's not really saying much). My biggest critique with such textbooks is that, all to often, they engage in culturalist essentialism. Furthermore, it is often implied that all members of said group behave in this fashion and "practice" this culture. The obvious fallacy of such an approach is that it fails to acknowledge that ethnicity is an emergent (rather than primordial) phenomenon, and that culture changes over time.
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Subjects:  1. Anthropology - Cultural    2. Discrimination    3. Ethnic relations    4. Ethnicity    5. Race relations    6. Social Science    7. Sociology    8. Sociology - General    9. United States    10. Social Science / Sociology / General    11. Sociology, Social Studies   


11. Overcoming Our Racism: The Journey to Liberation
by Jossey-Bass
Hardcover (11 July, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Book
As a white male working in a student affairs office at a very diverse community college it is important that I take a good long look at myself to be sure I am serving our students the best way I can.This book is incredibly helpful in doing that.Did I get pissed off at things Mr. Sue talked about?Yes, of course.But he does warn his readers that they will get angry.I only got angry because I didn't want to believe what he was saying was about me, but it is.This book taught me a lot about myself, which I think is the point.I highly recommend this book to anyone that is willing to keep an open mind and is willing to go through some self evaluation.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Books Ever...
This is one of the best books ever....I noted that a women said that we complain about racism in this country and do not truly understand what discriminate is...I am grasping that she was European America(i.e. White Ethnic, White, Fair Skinned whatever you want to call it)....I ask you this have your people ever been inslaved for nearly 400 years, have your people ever had attempts of racial/cultural genocides...Is it deeply ingrained in society that your people are lazy, inferior intellectually, etc....You would not even begin to understand, Typical White Person Syndrome...Don't Walk around stupid your whole life....
1-0 out of 5 stars Sick and tired of white guilt
I came to America from a country that was so violent it made the worst black ghetto look like a national park. My family was abused, tormented and casted aside like street trash.
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12. The Freedom Writers Diary : How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
by Main Street Books
Paperback (12 October, 1999)
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5-0 out of 5 stars What a great concept
Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California, is the setting for this true story of how teacher named Erin Gruwell worked with at-risk students from diverse backgrounds in introducing them to both classic and socially conscious literature that would inspire them to compose their own diaries that describe their fears and aspirations
1-0 out of 5 stars I Don't Believe It
I believe Erin Gruwell taught the classes. I believe she took the kids on great field trips and got them involved in great topics, with great speakers. I believe they achieved, and learned to express themselves.
4-0 out of 5 stars Another One Bites The Dust
I enjoyed the book. As a teacher, I understand some of the issues Gruwell brings to light in her book. Here she is on the Island of The Misfit Toys and her job is to teach them. She does, indeed, teach them. In her own words, she tosses out a set curriculum and decides to teach tolerance. She accomplishes this task as well - what a great job! Let's not forget she isn't even credentialed yet.
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13. Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America
by Broadway
Paperback (11 October, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Born Fighting and Unreconstructed!!!
As a proud Kentuckian, Presbyterian, and combat Marine this book has become my Bible.I can never thank James Webb for the inspiration that he has given me in my life with every book that he has written.This book though is one that stands apart.
5-0 out of 5 stars Honor - Courage - Committment
If only more people were as proud of their heritage !
5-0 out of 5 stars WOW!
What a thoroughly enjoyable read! Jim Webb has told the story of my people better than anyone I've read--there are a couple of other books that attempt what he so masterfully accomplished. I was pleased to learn that stubbornness, the willingness to fight when pressed, and honor were genetic---or at least hard-wired into the Scot-Irish people. An excellent review of our history, and of our people and how they came to be major players in establishing this Great Nation.
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Subjects:  1. Elements In The U.S. Population    2. Ethnic Studies - General    3. History    4. History - U.S.    5. History: American    6. Race And Ethnic Relations    7. Social History    8. United States - General    9. History / United States / General   


14. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
by HarperSanFrancisco
Paperback (07 December, 1990)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Reading In a Decade
I thought that I knew a lot about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but this book has really opened up to me his true character. As I read his precious speeches, articles and books I am so happy that I purchased this compilation of Dr. Kings' works and I have been given a special glimpse into the life of such a genuine and extraordinary individual.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Indispensible Collection
A Testament of Hope is indispensible for a complete understanding of MLK Jr. the man. He was so much more than a monolithic figure of the Civil Rights movement. He was a pastor, theologian, philosopher, diplomat, husband, and father. A Testament of Hope helps the reader to grasp the multifaceted life of this icon of the twentieth century. This book lets the reader into the very human life of MLK Jr. Nowhere have I discovered a more cogent explanation of passive resistance than in the various speeches and essays contained in this book. If you are engaged in the struggle for civil rights or if you seek to better understand modern humanity more completely add this book to your library and consult it often.
5-0 out of 5 stars 5 Star author, 2 star editor
I've studied the works of Dr. King since I was 7 years old, and now my 7 year old is studying him with great interest.I figured this book (a gift) would be a good summation of his career instead of the other half dozen individual books I have in my library.Well, as with his other work, there are many, many typographical errors.I feel that a man of his education would be offended to see his works corroded by half-assed spell checking. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. African Americans    2. Blacks    3. Christianity - Evangelism    4. Civil rights    5. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor    6. Inspirational    7. Inspirational - General    8. Race relations    9. Sociology    10. United States    11. Human rights    12. Other prose: from c 1900 -    13. Religion / Evangelism    14. USA   


15. Racial and Ethnic Relations (7th Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Hardcover (18 June, 2002)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good basic survey on various U.S. ethnic groups
Joe Feagin is one of America's foremost scholars in the area of racial/ethnic conflict and inequality. His latest textbook, "Racial and Ethnic Relations," is a very informative book detailing the multicultural history of the United States and the populating of the country by various ethnic groups from colonial days up to the present.
4-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Overview
This book provides an excellent overview both of theories about racial and ethnic relations and of the experiences of various ethnic and racial groups.It is extremely sensitive to the nuances of different group experiences, but also speaks the truth about those groups--particularly Native Americans and African Americans--who have been at the bottom in relation to everyone else.When it comes to the treatment of these two groups, the nuanced differences between the other groups have often been overlooked.One must always walk carefully between (1) the obvious truth that, in U.S. history, not all whites have been the same, and (2) the other obvious truth that, when it came to the oppression of Native Americans and African Americans, whites have often been willing to overlook the differences between themselves so that, in effect, any white would do.Feagin and Feagin succeed in walking this line.

2-0 out of 5 stars Fairly one-sided text
Mr. and Ms. Feagin make many fine points in this text and do a good job bringing up little known information on many groups, from Irish-Americans to Native Americans, American Jews to African Americans.The reason suchlittle-known evidence is needed though is because the Feagins try to forcetheir views on people.They do this by selecting only the articles andideas that support their views, however contradictory this is.Forinstance, they go into great detail on explaining why various groups ofwhite Americans are different...then turn around in other sections andassume all white Americans are identical.As much as I would like tosupport Mr. Feagin, many of whose views match my own, this is hard to dowith his one-sided, heavy-handed approach.Not particularly recommended -David Healey's book on racial and ethnic relations is a preferablealternative. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Anthropology - Cultural    2. Ethnic relations    3. Minorities    4. Race relations    5. Social Science    6. Sociology    7. Sociology - General    8. United States    9. Ethnic studies    10. Social Science / Sociology / General   


16. Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away
by Viking Adult
Hardcover (18 May, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars DianeMoneyd
I respect June's love for her mother but I don't think her mother deserved it.Larry was never a big star and his career wasn't so great that She had to give up a black daughter and a white son.She gave away three children and she called herself a mother.June should had more love for the woman who raised her.

4-0 out of 5 stars Intriging Story of a "special" little girl
This is the story of June Cross (the author).As a little girl she is forced to live with that fact that she is different, but non the less she's that little girl that is like every other little girl her age.In the early stages of her life she innocent and unfortunately she has to grow up fast during to a time of segregation and oppression.Overall it's about June's journey as a bi-racial girl who goes through ups and downs, and how she prevails against all odds.This is definitely a book that you can't put down!

4-0 out of 5 stars Racism & Relationships in this Generation
The story is compelling in its complexity. That it starts with the author's birth in 1954 the book highlights the recent events and history of the US I have grown up in and witnessed. As the adoptive mother of two bi-racial children I found her mother's actions perplexing and hard to understand...but her daughter wants the reader to understand. ... Read more

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17. Race Matters (Vintage)
by Vintage
Paperback (29 March, 1994)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Race Matters
Excellent look at race issues in America that apply today even though the book was written more tha a decade ago.

1-0 out of 5 stars Race matters to Cornel West...
...because that's how he makes his money and fame. Without it, he'd be known for what he ultimately is: a poor charlatan posing as a "scholar."

5-0 out of 5 stars Race Matters (Vintage)
Race Matters is an excellent book! Cornel West is a brillant man and one of our great leaders.This book is a must read for any one seeking knowledge and truth. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General    2. General    3. Minority Studies - Race Relations    4. Politics / Current Events    5. Race relations    6. Social Science    7. Sociology    8. United States    9. Black studies    10. Racism & racial discrimination    11. Social Science / African-American Studies    12. USA   


18. Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class
by Harper Perennial
Paperback (01 February, 2000)
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4-0 out of 5 stars A Need to Read
This is a reveling look into an almost invisible aspect of black society that has been around for ages, and I for one am impressed.True, there is some unpleasantness in this book regarding the harsh reality of black on black prejudice.But this occurs at all levels of black society and society in general.
1-0 out of 5 stars didn't make it far into the book...
I tried to read this book.Then I flipped ahead and read spots of the book.I could not, as a young Black Anthropology student juggling several more forward thinking and socially relevant books this summer, bring myself to include this backward-thinking, embarrassing 200+ pages of pompous garbage.I have old classmates and distant family members that were actually raised in this way and on a daily basis measure themselves and those around them by this pathetic, haughty litmus test. It disgusts me that this deluded ideology still exists to this day, and we are led through the grandeur of the Black elite by Graham, who justifies much of it as he admits to eventually feeling obligated to get a nose job.This book was offensive at best and frustrating in this day and age to understand.I will grant that the book was accurate in its historical value, but after reading what led to this intra-racism, there is simply no reason to me as to why this should be glorified and perpetuated within Black American culture.Perhaps Graham would have been better off with a more well thought out, less repetitive historical text expounding on just the Introduction through Chapter 2, with research that would be actually useful and insightful from a more scholarly source as well as accounts from these early Black entrepreneurs and their families in ways that don't come off so self-aggrandizing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Historical Resource About A Unique Group of People
"Our Kind Of People" by Lawrence Otis Graham is a complex and intruiging study of a little known but highly accomplished group commonly referred to as the "Black Elite".
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19. Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (Revised 10th Anniv 2nd Edition)
by Routledge
Paperback (February, 2000)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book for All People
I'm a gay white male and I loved this book! Collins does an amazing job presenting her compelling thesis, and I continue to thank Sociology in general for being the most daring, critical-thinking academic discipline ever. It's no surprise sociologists like Collins dare to speak out on gay rights issues (see her section on homophobia/heterosexism) - sociology is the only area of thought that consistently questions the status quo. In a day in age where so many (though by no means all!) African-American (heterosexuals) are horribly anti-gay and increasingly pro-greed/pro-capitalism, Collins stands out as a heroine for all peoples. I am still waiting for an openly gay hip-hop artist!! How cool would that be? I recommend this book to absolutely anyone. Five stars!

5-0 out of 5 stars Inspired
Patricia Hill Collins exemplifies a practitioner's and theorist's point of view on black feminism as it relates to Africa American and our African sisters. She references critical and inspiring data and quotes from a varied repetoire of authors, historians, and philosophers. The author explains the context and format of her subject upon initial reading.This book also draws commonalities among the issues and concerns among African American women and our international sisterhood (i.e., African, Carribean, etc.,)It illustrates the social and cultural values among all groups, the commonalities among the values while focusing on the African American feminist aspect.This is a must read for any person, be it woman or not, African American or other.It brings about a social and cultural understanding that is pertinent to the "holonomy" of understanding and appreciating varied cultural, social and historical values and experiences while commencing to the building of community. Please add this title to your collection of literature.You won't be disappointed; if for nothing more than to open your world to receive another perspective.

5-0 out of 5 stars Insightful
Collins'analysis of black feminism is an enlightening piece of literature that forces its readers to chanllenge main stream assumptions and discover the underlying mechanisms of racism and sexism in America. To create thiseffect, she uses a range of feminist perspectives form the calm subtletiesof Angela Davis to the slightly boisterous philosopy of Bell Hooks.Nevertheless, by displaying these perspectives equally Collins shows thatthe struggle for equally is not an individual struggle but one thatrequires collectively.This book is intensely thought provoking and it isguaranteed to give its readers profound insight into black feminism. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. African American women    2. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General    3. Feminism    4. Feminism & Feminist Theory    5. Race relations    6. Social Science    7. Sociology    8. United States    9. Women's Studies - General    10. Black studies    11. Social Science / Sociology / General    12. Social groups & communities    13. USA   


20. Race in the Schoolyard: Negotiating the Color Line in Classrooms and Communities (Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies)
by Rutgers University Press
Paperback (May, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars New Insights into How Race Gets Constructed by Schools
Race in the Schoolyard adds a new dimension to the literature on race and schooling. It examines how race is understood, produced, reproduced and contested by students, teachers and parents. It provides rich description and profound analysis of the dynamics of race in elementary schools. Its explanations of how race is constructed and dealt with at schools incorporates the examination of micro processes such as teacher practices and macro processes such as residential segregation. It makes a strong statement about how racial categorization is imbued in everyday life at school and even in the most minute or "insignificant" details of school. The book shows how racial categorization leads to behavior toward others that influence their educational opportunities.5-0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary book on race and contemporary schooling
This book is truly amazing. It deals with a controversial topic in a careful but thought-provoking manner.Having taught in urban and suburban schools for twenty years I can relate to many of the stories that she tells about the inability of teachers, school administrators, and parents to deal effectively with the elephant in the room, race.As she points out in her conclusion we as teachers and Americans cannot "merely close our eyes and try by sheer force of imagination to will ourselves into a color-blind world." In this very readable and well-written book the author reminds us that as teachers we owe it to our students (not just our black and hispanic students) to help them understand how race matters.It is only through direct and honest dialogue that our students will be better prepared to make sure race matters less in the future. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 21st century    2. Discrimination & Racism    3. Discrimination in education    4. Multicultural Education    5. Popular Culture - General    6. Race relations    7. Social Science    8. Social conditions    9. Sociology    10. Students    11. Students & Student Life    12. United States    13. Racism & racial discrimination    14. Schools    15. USA   


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