Racism and Ethnic Studies
The World of the Mexican Worker in Texas
Paperback ISBN: 0890966788
The twentieth century brought industrialization to Texas cities. For Mexican workers in the state, this meant worsening economic conditions, widespread discrimination, and an indifferent or at times hostile Anglo labor movement. Faced with such challenges, Mexicans often looked to each other or toward Mexico for support and inspiration in building a largely autonomous, occasionally trans-border labor movement. In this first book-length examination of the earliest organized efforts by Mexican-origin workers in Texas, Emilio Zamora challenges the usual, stereotypical depiction of Mexican workers as passive and hard to organize.
And We Are Not Saved
The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice
Paperback ISBN: 046500329x
A distinguished legal scholar and civil rights activist employs a series of dramatic fables and dialogues to probe the foundations of America’s racial attitudes and raise disturbing questions about the nature of our society.
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 End of Racism
Principles for a Multiracial Society
Hardcover ISBN: 0029081025
An examination of American racism explores the often conflicting beliefs about how racism is defined and argues that racism is a distinctively Western phenomenon with specific cultural qualities. By the author of Illiberal Education. 125,000 first printing. Tour.
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)