Racism and Ethnic Studies
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Down These Mean Streets
Down These Mean Streets
Paperback      ISBN: 0679781420
Featuring a new introduction, a classic memoir of life in the barrio of Spanish Harlem recounts the author's redemption from a life of crime and drugs after his discovery of his own talent for poetry. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Seeing a Color-Blind Future: The Paradox of Race
Seeing a Color-Blind Future
The Paradox of Race
Paperback      ISBN: 0374525331
Presents five lectures in which the author asks how we might achieve a world where color doesn't matter, drawing on psychological theories of projection as a possible first step towards a solution
Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession
How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession
Hardcover      ISBN: 1565840003
The author of Working and Hard Times examines the leading issue in American politics, presenting the feelings of nearly one hundred Americans on such issues as affirmative action, changing neighborhoods, secret prejudices, and more.
Irish in Minnesota
Irish in Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 087351419x
A concise history of Irish in Minnesota including farming, politics, and community organization.
A White Teacher Talks About Race
A White Teacher Talks About Race
Hardcover      ISBN: 157886013x
This book consists of a series of reflections by the author, who takes the reader through a full day of teaching and engaging with students. The vignettes discuss race, poverty, institutional responsibility, and white privilege. Landsman has taught in the Minneapolis Public Schools for 25 years and currently teaches at Hamline University in the teacher training programs. The lack of index may not be a real problem due to the anecdotal nature of the book. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families
Stories from Rwanda
Paperback      ISBN: 0312243359
A gripping and comprehensive account of the genocide that occurred in Rwanda in 1994 analyzes the events that led up to the slaughter of the Tutsi minority and discusses the event's aftermath. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. Tour.
When Did South Segregation Begin?
When Did South Segregation Begin?
Paperback      ISBN: 0312257384
When did southern segregation begin? People often assume that segregation was a natural outcome of Reconstruction. In fact, scholars cannot agree on which events at the end of the nineteenth century mark the beginning of formalized Jim Crow. The 6 selections in this volume address the question of segregation’s origins and, amid the debate over when segregation began, also engage the issues of where, why, and how it became the norm for relations between black and white southerners. Concentrating on various issues—segregation’s antebellum antecedents, degrees of fluidity of racial interaction following emancipation, the complex relationship between race, gender, and class, and the diversity of segregation practices among the states—the selections illustrate the evolution of southern segregation from a diverse array of local practices to an inflexible American Apartheid.
The Ku Klux Klan in the City, 1915-1930
The Ku Klux Klan in the City, 1915-1930
Paperback      ISBN: 0929587820
Reprint of the (OP) Oxford U. Press edition of 1967. Owners of the original may opt to add this non-acidic printing. New (2 pp.) foreword by Jackson (Barzun Prof., Columbia U.). Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Demystifying Tibet: Unlocking the Secrets of the Land of the Snows
Demystifying Tibet
Unlocking the Secrets of the Land of the Snows
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1566631963
Recounts the history of Tibet, describes how its culture is more similar to that of central Asia than to that of China, and argues that the idea that Tibet is part of China is a relatively new development
India,  A Civilization Of Differences: The Ancient Tradition Of Universal Tolerance
India, A Civilization Of Differences
The Ancient Tradition Of Universal Tolerance
Paperback      ISBN: 1594770484
Builds a defense of India's caste system as not racist inequality but as a natural ordering of diversity while revealing the stereotypes of Indian society invented to justify colonialism. Original.