Uneven Roads : an Introduction to U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics (eBook, 2014) [Alabama State University Library]
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Uneven Roads : an Introduction to U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics

Uneven Roads : an Introduction to U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics

Author: Todd Cameron Shaw; Louis DeSipio; Dianne M Pinderhughes; Toni-Michelle Travis
Publisher: Washington DC : CQ Press, 2014.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Cameron Shaw; Louis DeSipio; Dianne M Pinderhughes; Toni-Michelle Travis
ISBN: 9781483320946 1483320944
OCLC Number: 931601474
Description: 1 online resource (536 pages)
Contents: PART I: INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1: Introduction: Race as an Uneven Road; Does Race Still Matter?; Defining Race, Ethnicity, and Racism; Racial Classification, Citizenship, and Group Status; The Uneven Road of Race: Our Framework; Conclusion: The Journey Ahead; Discussion Questions; Key Terms; PART II: HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS; Chapter 2: Native Americans: The Road from Majority to Minority, 1500s-1970s; Native Communities in North America; Rising Tensions: Native Americans and the New United States, 1776-1830s; U.S. Federal Policy Erodes Indian Rights, 1830s; The Civil War and Its Aftermath: Slaveholding and the Fourteenth Amendment; U.S. 1493-1850; Destruction of Mexican American Politics, Late 1800s; The Rebirth of Mexican-American Politics, 1900-1960; From Civic Activism to Political Engagement; Differing Paths: Puerto Ricans and Cubans, 1890s-1950s; Civil Rights and Ethnic Nationalism in Latino Communities, 1960s-1970s; Conclusion: Latinos as a Pan-Ethnic Group; Discussion Questions; Key Terms; Chapter 5: Different and Common Asian American Roads, 1800s-1960s; The Racialization of Asian Americans; European Imperialism and Asian Emigration; Immigration and Economics before the Anti-Asian Zenith, Up to the 1870s; Early Community Formation among Asian Americans; Race, Region, and the Anti-Asian Era, 1870s to 1940s; Shifts and Declines in the Anti-Asian Era, 1940s-1960s; Asian American Political Empowerment in the Civil Rights Era; Conclusion: The Uneven Roads of Asian American Opportunity; Discussion Questions; Key Terms; Chapter 6: Whiteness and the Shifting Roads of Immigrant America, 1780s-1960s; Who is White? Racial Considerations at the Time of the Founding; Large-Scale Immigration and Overcoming Ethnic Exclusion; White Identity at the Dawn of the Civil Rights Era; The State and White Advantage; Conclusion: Legacies of Racial Hierarchy and the Roots of Contemporary Politics; Discussion Questions; Key Terms; PART III: POLICY AND SOCIAL ISSUES; Chapter 7: Voting Rights in American Life; Minority Groups and Voting Rights; The Civil Rights Movement as a Foundation for Voting Expansion; Civil Rights and Voting Rights Legislation after 1965; Redistricting and Minority Representation; The Politics behind the 2006 Early Renewal of the Voting Rights Act; The Long-Term Stability of the Voting Rights Act; Conclusion: The Role of Race in Contemporary Voting Rights; Discussion Questions; Key Terms; Chapter 8: Group Identity, Ideology, Political System; Minority Electoral Participation: Unrealized Potential to Influence Politics; Representation: Electing a Voice for Minority Interests; Conclusion: Have Minorities Overcome Political Exclusion?; Discussion Questions; Key Terms; Chapter 10: Education and Criminal Justice Policies: Opportunity and Alienation; Race, Ethnicity, and Public Policy; Public Education: Opportunities and Detours; Race, Ethnicity, and Education Policy Outcomes; The Criminal Justice System: Barriers and Roadblocks; Race, Ethnicity, and Criminal Justice Policy Outcomes; Conclusion: Public Policy Destinations; Discussion Questions; Key Terms; Chapter 11: Immigration Policy: The Road to Settlement and Citizenship; Immigrant Status and Numbers; Immigration Policies before 1965; The 1965 Immigration and Nationality Amendments; U.S. Immigrant Incorporation Policies; Immigration Reform in the United States Today; Conclusion: A Turning Point for U.S. Immigration Policy; Discussion Questions; Key Terms; Chapter 12: Diasporic Politics and Foreign Affairs; The Growing Ease of Transnational Activity; The Roots of Contemporary Transnational Engagement: Family and Community Ties; Transnational Activity: Beyond the Immigrant Generation; U.S. Foreign Policy and Minority Communities; Conclusion: The Political Value of Transnational Politics; Discussion Questions; Key Terms; Chapter 13: Beyond Race: Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexual Orientation; The Still Uneven Roads of Race, Racism, and Ethnicity; The Uneven Roads of Identity Politics; Intersecting Roads: Race, Gender, Class, and Sexual Orientation; Illuminated Individualism as a Response to Uneven Roads; Conclusion: Prospects for the Future; Discussion Questions; Key Terms.
Responsibility: Todd Shaw, University of South Carolina, Columbia, Louis DeSipio, University of California, Irvine, Dianne Pinderhughes, University of Notre Dame, Toni-Michelle C. Travis, George Mason University.
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