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Face to Face The Changing State of Racism Across America

ISBN-10: 073820613X

ISBN-13: 9780738206134

Edition: N/A

Authors: James Waller

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In this a bold and compelling analysis of race in America, Waller challenges the myth that life is good for racial minorities by presenting extensive survey and demographic data articulating the continuing, and pronounced, existence of racial disparities.
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List price: $24.00
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 10/19/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Waking Up to America's Dirty Little Secret
The Three Myths
Myth That Life Is Good for Racial Minorities
Myth That Racism Is Declining
Myth That America Can Be a Color-Blind Society
Perspective of Book
Organization of Book
Background of Research
Structure of Book
Conclusion
The Foundations of "Isms": Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
The Foundations of Racism
Stereotypes
Prejudice
Discrimination
Relationship of Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Is There a Relationship between Stereotypes and Prejudice?
Is There a Relationship between Stereotypes and Discrimination?
Is There a Relationship between Prejudice and Discrimination?
Conclusion
Racism 101
What Is Race?
Definition of Racism
Power and Racism
What's in a Name?
Conclusion
The Myth: Life Is Good for Racial Minorities
True Confessions
Life Is Good for Racial Minorities in America
Measures of Racist Stereotypes and Attitudes
Media Depictions of Minorities
Quality-of-Life Indicators for Minorities
Status of Race Relations
Conclusion
The Reality: Life Isn't Good for Racial Minorities
Measures of Racist Stereotypes and Attitudes
Media Depictions of Minorities
Print Advertisements
Television Advertisements
Television Programming
News Reporting
Quality-of-Life Indicators for Minorities
Economic Indicators
Educational Attainment
General Social Well-Being
Status of Race Relations
Mistrust
White Indifference
The Future
Neighborhoods
Schools
Hate Crimes and Groups
Conclusion
The Changing Face of Racism in America
What Is "Real" Racism?
The Distraction of Blatant Racism
Old-Fashioned Racism
Measuring Old-Fashioned Racism
The Decline of Old-Fashioned Racism?
The Decline in Old-Fashioned Racism Is Genuine
The Decline in Old-Fashioned Racism Is Genuine but Limited
The Decline in Old-Fashioned Racism Is Not Genuine
Old-Fashioned Racism Has Mutated into a New Face of Racism
Conclusion
Modern Racism Unmasked
Modern Racism
Measuring Modern Racism
Faces of Modern Racism
Aversive Racism
Symbolic Racism
The Tax of Modern Racism
The Range of Modern Racism
Conclusion
The Costs of Modern Racism: What Are We Losing?
Costs of Modern Racism to the Victims
Psychological Costs of Modern Racism to the Victims
Material Costs of Modern Racism to the Victims
Costs of Modern Racism to Whites
Psychological Costs of Modern Racism to Whites
Material Costs of Modern Racism to Whites
Conclusion
Can America Become a Color-Blind Society? The Cognitive Traps of Racism
The Trap of Social Categorization
Consequences of Social Categorization: Who's In and Who's Out?
Summary
The Trap of Automatic Cognitive Processing
The Trap of Explanation
Conclusion
Racial Reconciliation in America: How Do We Find Unity in Diversity?
Be a Good Reconciler: Nurture Skills of Listening and Disagreeing
The Art of Listening
The Art of Disagreeing
Teach Yourself to Think: Control Cognitive Processing of Stereotypes
To Thine Own Self Be Known: Become More Self-Aware
Personal Racial, Ethnic, or Religious Stories
Personal Stereotypes, Prejudices, and Discriminatory Behaviors
Open Your Mind: Appreciate the Panorama of the Borderland
Get in Touch: Engage in Personal Interaction with Racial Diversity
Can We Make the World a Better Place?
The Power of Many: Draw on the Strength of Community
Invest in Our Future: Teach Antiracism Early
Conclusion
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index