Institutional Racism A Primer on Theory and Strategies for Social Change

ISBN-10: 0742560163

ISBN-13: 9780742560161

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

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Many people associate racism with bigoted individuals and radical groups on the fringes of society. Shirley Better argues that racism is much larger than negative attitudes and that it touches the very core of our lives as Americans. In this enhanced second edition, Better explores the historical origins of institutional racism, details its devastating effects on contemporary society such as the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and outlines real possibilities for social, political, and economic change in the twenty-first century.
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List price: $34.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034

List of Figures
Toward an Understanding of Racism
Conceptualizing Racism
Institutional Racism: A Theoretical Framework
Institutional Racism Dissected: Part A
Institutional Racism Dissected: Part B
Institutional Racism Dissected: Part C
The Web of Institutional Racism
Case Study: A Perfect Storm: The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Strategies for Social Change
Strategies for Combating Racism: Individual and Group Approaches
Strategies for Combating Racism: Macro Approaches
Arenas for Individual and Group Strategies
Racial Pluralism
Interracial Collaboratives
About the Author
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