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For parents in many parts of the country, few parenting decisions are as fraught or personal as where to send their child to school. But what Courtney E. Martin realized as her eldest daughter prepared to enroll in kindergarten was that their family's educational choice had repercussions not just for themselves, but for their community. Courtney saw her peers, white urban women who touted Resistance bumper stickers and cared deeply about the state of America's criminal justice system, shudder at the thought of sending their own children to the local failing public schools. Determined to make different choices, Courtney enrolled the eldest of her two daughters at a school not far from their Oakland, California home. Based on extensive research as well as her own experience as a parent, Learning in Public is the story of Courtney and her daughter Maya's first year at their local school. Told with the kind of warm and engaging storytelling that has made Courtney a sought-after contributor to both the New York Times and NPR's On Being, Learning in Public takes the national conversation about race and locates it where many children and parents first intimately encounter it: school. From raffle ticket fundraisers to the unavoidable cultural differences in the drop off line, Courtney examines the cultural baggage that white parents bring to communities in which they and their children are minorities and models a more open, honest and fair way of engaging in the work of raising children in the 21st century. A rousing call for activism and reflection, Learning in Public is a vital contribution to understanding the place that anti-racist education has in the lives of parents and children.
Stemming from the 2000 Census when respondents could indicate more than one racial category for the first time in census history, Structural Influence on Biracial Identification is the first study of its kind to explore how urban environmental dynamics influence biracial identification in the United States. Several different biracial pairings are incorporated into the analysis. Rachel Butts uses relative differences from each model to quantify the standing of each racial group on a multi-tiered racial hierarchy. Notably, Butts uses non-White biracial groups (indicating identification with two racial minorities) to contrast the meaning of 'minority' as a numerical construct with the idea of 'minority' defined by oppression. The analysis successfully extends intergroup relations theory from the context of interracial marriage to the context of interracial identification. Much like interracial marriage has been used as evidence of racial integration in the past, Structural Influence on Biracial Identification presents a compelling argument supplanting interracial marriage with interracial identification for contemporary times.
For minorities in today's society, there may be a greater complexity and risk to moving about in the retail, restaurant, and other consumer marketplaces than some might expect. Based on 20 in-depth interviews with people from various backgrounds across the country, the purposes of this book is threefold. Firstly, to bring greater awareness to minority marketplace experiences both for consumers and marketplaces by offering a tapestry of what shopping and otherwise moving about and engaging in the consumer marketplaces may look like for minorities, even today. Secondly, to increase sensitivity to this issue for all involved. And third, to provide some of the steps and resources that others have taken in an attempt to interrupt, disrupt, or ameliorate the inappropriate handling of minority consumers. To an extent, this book is about not only shopping, but also humane living in America, surviving and making sense of experiences, what to do about it, and the larger issues and contexts that surround the marketplace for minorities.
Why is gender equality essential? June Sarpong proves why eradicating sexism is key to our personal development, and social and economic progress. With a new chapter on reclaiming power over women's bodies, this updated edition is a comprehensive guide to promoting inclusivity. Because the truth is, equality benefits us all. Praise for June Sarpong's Diversify: 'June Sarpong examines the research behind diversity and discrimination while grounding them in personal narratives, highlighting our common humanity.' Kofi Annan, co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize 'I am so glad June Sarpong is working on this matter of diversity.' Desmond Tutu A passionately written polemic You Magazine 'An engaging read with lots of important and good ideas' Stylist 'May prove to be our handbook to negotiate these troubled times' Psychologies
It has been claimed that we are 'all in it together' and that the COVID-19 virus 'does not discriminate'. This accessible, yet authoritative book dispels this myth of COVID-19 as an 'equal opportunity' disease, by showing how the pandemic is a syndemic of disease and inequality. Drawing on international data and accounts, it argues that the pandemic is unequal in three ways: it has killed unequally, been experienced unequally and will impoverish unequally. These inequalities are a political choice: with governments effectively choosing who lives and who dies, we need to learn from COVID-19 quickly to prevent growing inequality and to reduce health inequalities in the future. COVID-19 is an unequal pandemic.
This book examines multiculturalism, interculturalism, and the melting pot metaphor and explores how they emerged, evolved, and were implemented throughout American history. Alfredo Montalvo-Barbot analyzes how these ideologies have been legitimized, institutionalized, and challenged by activists, politicians, and intellectuals and studies how modern interculturalism offers a new model for bridging the cultural divide and for overcoming the limitations of previous state-sponsored multicultural policies and programs.
Racial tension in America has become a recurring topic of conversation in politics, the media, and everyday life. There are numerous explanations as to why this has become a predominant subject in today's news and who is to blame. As Americans prepare once again to cast their Presidential ballots, it's more important than ever to have a smart and thoughtful conversation about race. In Getting Smart About Race, expert Margaret Andersen discusses why racial healing should be an integral element of our everyday discussions surrounding race and how to move the conversation in a positive direction. Getting Smart About Race is a clear, accessible introduction to understanding racial inequality and how we can and need to make a difference. The updated paperback edition offers a new prologue by the author that reflect on and synthesizes the cataclysmic events of 2020, and how they have both intensified and transformed the conversation of race in America.
Global Media Commentator Arsalan Iftikhar takes on Islamophobia through the lens of the brutal Christchurch slaughter. In March 2019, a heavily-armed white supremacist walked into two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand and slaughtered fifty-one innocent Muslim worshippers while broadcasting on Facebook Live for the world to see. After the Christchurch mosque massacre, authorities found the white supremacist's seventy-four-page racist manifesto called The Great Replacement, which railed against Muslims and the idea that brown Muslim folks were ultimately going to replace white people in his irrational Fear of Muslim Planet. Fear of a Muslim Planet begins with the treacherous legacy of the white supremacist Great Replacement theory in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre. One of the heroes for the Christchurch shooter was the infamous Norwegian anti-Muslim terrorist named Anders Breivik, who brutally murdered seventy-seven people in 2011 in Norway's worst terrorist attack ever and whose own 1,500-page fascist manifesto promoted thr Great Replacement worldview that Muslim immigrants posed a danger to Western societies. As the book further illustrates, minority victims of the Great Replacement conspiracy theory are not limited to Muslims alone. In October 2018, the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh was devastated when a white supremacist brutally executed eleven innocent Jewish congregants in a horrific act of anti-Semitic terrorism (it was the single deadliest attack exclusively targeting Jews ever to happen in the United States). The shooter later told police that he was inspired to commit these murders because Donald Trump was not doing enough to stop immigration. Open your Eyes! the shooter posted on social media in a disjointed anti-Semitic and Islamophobic manifesto. It's the filthy EVIL jews Bringing the Filthy EVIL Muslims into the Country!! The presidency of Donald Trump has only exacerbated the growth of Islamophobia in America today. Fear of a Muslim Planet outlines the blatantly anti-Muslim statements and policies of Trump and his closest political circle. From telling CNN's Anderson Cooper that I think Islam hates us to calling for a complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States, the Trump presidency has only made the xenophobic specter of Islamophobia grow today. The book will also show that Islamophobia is not simply an American (or Western) problem either. Fear of a Muslim Planet will show the genocidal levels of Islamophobia in places like China and Myanmar. The European fixation on policing Muslim women's hijab (headscarf) is another focal point. The book ends with a clarion call for mutual understanding and coexistence among people of all backgrounds, if we have the courage to summon our better selves and look beyond each other's race, religion, and ethnic backgrounds.
The industrial-port belt of Los Angeles is home to eleven of the top twenty oil refineries in California, the largest ports in the country, and those racist monuments we call freeways. In this uncelebrated corner of La La Land through which most of America's goods transit, pollution is literally killing the residents. In response, a grassroots movement for environmental justice has grown, predominated by Asian and undocumented Latin@ immigrant women who are transforming our political landscape-yet we know very little about these change makers. In Refusing Death, Nadia Y. Kim tells their stories, finding that the women are influential because of their ability to remap politics, community, and citizenship in the face of the country's nativist racism and system of class injustice, defined not just by disproportionate environmental pollution but also by neglected schools, surveillance and deportation, and political marginalization. The women are highly conscious of how these harms are an assault on their bodies and emotions, and of their resulting reliance on a state they prefer to avoid and ignore. In spite of such challenges and contradictions, however, they have developed creative, unconventional, and loving ways to support and protect one another. They challenge the state's betrayal, demand respect, and, ultimately, refuse death.