Rethinking the Color Line Book

Rethinking the Color Line


  • Author : Charles Andrew Gallagher
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Minorities
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015050063091

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Rethinking the Color Line Excerpt :

A collection for an undergraduate course, providing a theoretical framework and analytical tools and discussing the meaning of race and ethnicity as a social construction. The readings are designed to require students to negotiate between individual agency and the constraints of social structure, an

Rethinking the Color Line Book

Rethinking the Color Line


  • Author : Charles Andrew Gallagher
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Minorities
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015050063109

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Rethinking the Color Line Excerpt :

A collection for an undergraduate course, providing a theoretical framework and analytical tools and discussing the meaning of race and ethnicity as a social construction. The readings are designed to require students to negotiate between individual agency and the constraints of social structure, an

The Color Line Book

The Color Line


  • Author : David Lyons
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-02-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000023114

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The Color Line Excerpt :

The Color Line provides a concise history of the role of race and ethnicity in the US, from the early colonial period to the present, to reveal the public policies and private actions that have enabled racial subordination and the actors who have fought against it. Focusing on Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latino Americans, it explores how racial subordination developed in the region, how it has been resisted and opposed, and how it has been sustained through independence, the abolition of slavery, the civil rights movement, and subsequent reforms. The text also considers the position of European immigrants to the US, interrogates relevant moral issues, and identifies persistent problems of public policy, arguing that all four centuries of racial subordination are relevant to understanding contemporary America and some of its most urgent issues. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of American history, the history of race and ethnicity, and other related courses in the humanities and social sciences.

Tripping on the Color Line Book

Tripping on the Color Line


  • Author : Heather M. Dalmage
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 0813528445

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At the turn of the twentieth century W.E.B. DuBois predicted that the central problem facing the United States in the new century would be that of the “color line.” Now, at the beginning of a new century, we find many people straddling the color line. These people come from the growing number of multiracial families in America, families who search for places of comfort and familiarity in a racially polarized society whose educational system, places of worship, and neighborhoods continue to suffer a de facto segregation. This group has provoked an ever-widening debate and an upheaval in traditional racial thinking in the United States. Through in-depth interviews with individuals from black–white multiracial families, and insightful sociological analysis, Heather M. Dalmage examines the challenges faced by people living in such families and explores how their experiences demonstrate the need for rethinking race in America. She examines the lived reality of race in the ways multiracial family members construct and describe their own identities and sense of community and politics. She shows how people whose own very lives complicate the idea of the color line must continually negotiate and contest it in order not to reproduce it. Their lack of language to describe their multiracial existence, along with their experience of coping with racial ambiguity and with institutional demands to conform to a racially divided, racist system is the central theme of Tripping on the Color Line. By connecting the stories to specific issues, such as census categories, transracial adoption, intermarriage, as well as the many social responses to violations of the color line, Dalmage raises the debate to a broad discussion on racial essentialism and social justice. Exploring the dynamic of race as it pervades the lives of those close to the color line, Dalmage argues that the struggle for racial justice must include an understanding that race is a complex construct that is constantl

Culling the Masses Book

Culling the Masses


  • Author : David Scott FitzGerald
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 511
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674369672

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Culling the Masses Excerpt :

Culling the Masses questions the view that democracy and racism cannot coexist. Based on records from 22 countries 1790-2010, it offers a history of the rise and fall of racial selection in the Western Hemisphere, showing that democracies were first to select immigrants by race, and undemocratic states first to outlaw discrimination.

The Sonic Color Line Book

The Sonic Color Line


  • Author : Jennifer Lynn Stoever
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479835621

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The Sonic Color Line Excerpt :

The unheard history of how race and racism are constructed from sound and maintained through the listening ear. Race is a visual phenomenon, the ability to see “difference.” At least that is what conventional wisdom has lead us to believe. Yet, The Sonic Color Line argues that American ideologies of white supremacy are just as dependent on what we hear—voices, musical taste, volume—as they are on skin color or hair texture. Reinforcing compelling new ideas about the relationship between race and sound with meticulous historical research, Jennifer Lynn Stoever helps us to better understand how sound and listening not only register the racial politics of our world, but actively produce them. Through analysis of the historical traces of sounds of African American performers, Stoever reveals a host of racialized aural representations operating at the level of the unseen—the sonic color line—and exposes the racialized listening practices she figures as “the listening ear.” Using an innovative multimedia archive spanning 100 years of American history (1845-1945) and several artistic genres—the slave narrative, opera, the novel, so-called “dialect stories,” folk and blues, early sound cinema, and radio drama—The Sonic Color Line explores how black thinkers conceived the cultural politics of listening at work during slavery, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow. By amplifying Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, Charles Chesnutt, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, Ann Petry, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Lena Horne as agents and theorists of sound, Stoever provides a new perspective on key canonical works in African American literary history. In the process, she radically revises the established historiography of sound studies. The Sonic Color Line sounds out how Americans have created, heard, and resisted “race,” so that we may hear our contemporary world differently.

Black Talk  Blue Thoughts  and Walking the Color Line Book
Score: 4
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Black Talk Blue Thoughts and Walking the Color Line


  • Author : Erin Aubry Kaplan
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9781555537661

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Black Talk Blue Thoughts and Walking the Color Line Excerpt :

This lively and thoughtful book explores what it means to be black in an allegedly postracial America

Life on the Color Line Book
Score: 4
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Life on the Color Line


  • Author : Gregory Howard Williams
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1996-02-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440673337

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Life on the Color Line Excerpt :

“Heartbreaking and uplifting… a searing book about race and prejudice in America… brims with insights that only someone who has lived on both sides of the racial divide could gain.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer “A triumph of storytelling as well as a triumph of spirit.”—Alex Kotlowitz, award-winning author of There Are No Children Here As a child in 1950s segregated Virginia, Gregory Howard Williams grew up believing he was white. But when the family business failed and his parents’ marriage fell apart, Williams discovered that his dark-skinned father, who had been passing as Italian-American, was half black. The family split up, and Greg, his younger brother, and their father moved to Muncie, Indiana, where the young boys learned the truth about their heritage. Overnight, Greg Williams became black. In this extraordinary and powerful memoir, Williams recounts his remarkable journey along the color line and illuminates the contrasts between the black and white worlds: one of privilege, opportunity and comfort, the other of deprivation, repression, and struggle. He tells of the hostility and prejudice he encountered all too often, from both blacks and whites, and the surprising moments of encouragement and acceptance he found from each. Life on the Color Line is a uniquely important book. It is a wonderfully inspiring testament of purpose, perseverance, and human triumph. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

Getting Real About Race Book

Getting Real About Race


  • Author : Stephanie M. McClure
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-08-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506339320

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Getting Real About Race Excerpt :

Getting Real About Race is an edited collection of short essays that address the most common stereotypes and misconceptions about race held by students, and by many in the United States, in general.

Beyond the Color Line Book

Beyond the Color Line


  • Author : Abigail Thernstrom
  • Publisher : Hoover Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : 9780817998738

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Beyond the Color Line Excerpt :

Twenty-five essays covering a range of areas from religion and immigration to family structure and crime examine America's changing racial and ethnic scene. They clearly show that old civil rights strategies will not solve today's problems and offer a bold new civil rights agenda based on today's realities.

Rethinking Ethnic Studies Book
Score: 5
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Rethinking Ethnic Studies


  • Author : R. Tolteka Cuauhtin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Ethnology
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN 10 : 0942961021

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As part of a growing nationwide movement to bring Ethnic Studies into K-12 classrooms, Rethinking Ethnic Studies brings together many of the leading teachers, activists, and scholars in this movement to offer examples of Ethnic Studies frameworks, classroom practices, and organizing at the school, district, and statewide levels. Built around core themes of indigeneity, colonization, anti-racism, and activism, Rethinking Ethnic Studies offers vital resources for educators committed to the ongoing struggle for racial justice in our schools.

Rethinking Race Book

Rethinking Race


  • Author : Michael O. Hardimon
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674975668

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Because science has shown that racial essentialism is false, and because the idea of race has proved virulent, many people believe we should eliminate the word and concept entirely. Michael Hardimon criticizes this thinking, arguing that we must recognize the real ways in which race exists in order to revise our understanding of its significance.

The Persistence of the Color Line Book
Score: 4
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The Persistence of the Color Line


  • Author : Randall Kennedy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-04-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307455550

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The Persistence of the Color Line Excerpt :

A “provocative and richly insightful new book” (The New York Times Book Review) that gives us a shrewd and penetrating analysis of the complex relationship between the first black president and his African-American constituency. Renowned for his insightful, common-sense critiques of racial politics, Randall Kennedy now tackles such hot-button issues as the nature of racial opposition to Obama; whether Obama has a singular responsibility to African Americans; the differences in Obama’s presentation of himself to blacks and to whites; the challenges posed by the dream of a post-racial society; the increasing irrelevance of a certain kind of racial politics and its consequences; the complex symbolism of Obama’s achievement and his own obfuscations and evasions regarding racial justice. Eschewing the critical excesses of both the left and the right, Kennedy offers an incisive view of Obama’s triumphs and travails, his strengths and weaknesses, as they pertain to the troubled history of race in America.

Policing Black Bodies Book

Policing Black Bodies


  • Author : Angela J. Hattery
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2021-03-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538142554

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Policing Black Bodies Excerpt :

In this provocative book, the authors connect the regulation of African American people in many settings into a powerful narrative. Completely updated throughout, the book now includes a new chapter on policing black athletes’ bodies, and expanded coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement, policing trans bodies, and policing Black women’s bodies.

A People s History of the United States Book
Score: 4
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A People s History of the United States


  • Author : Howard Zinn
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial Modern Classics
  • Release Date : 2003-04-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN 10 : 0060528370

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A People s History of the United States Excerpt :

Presents the history of the United States from the point of view of those who were exploited in the name of American progress.