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Strategies for Success among African-Americans and Afro-Caribbeans

by Chrystal Y. Grey & Thomas Janoski

How can African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans from the former British colonies be so different in their approaches toward social mobility? Chrystal Y. Grey and Thomas Janoski state that this is because native...


Policing Black Bodies

by Angela J. Hattery & Earl Smith

Policing Black Bodies Angela J. Hattery and Earl Smith make a compelling case that the policing of Black bodies goes far beyond these individual stories of brutality. They connect the regulation of African American...


Into the Heart of the Whore

by Jacques Pauw

The ongoing assassinations of anti-apartheid activists led to rumours that some kind of third force must be responsible. The South African government flatly denied any involvement. All investigations of the...


Into the Heart of Darkness

by Jacques Pauw

Jacques Pauw has been an investigative journalist for more than three decades. Before the phenomenal success of The President’s Keepers, he spent years tracking down apartheid death squads. Into the Heart...


Race, Nation, and Empire in American History

by James T. Campbell, Matthew Pratt Guterl & Robert G. Lee

While public debates over America's current foreign policy often treat American empire as a new phenomenon, this lively collection of essays offers a pointed reminder that visions of national and imperial greatness...


Explorations in Diversity

by Sharon K. Anderson & Valerie A. Middleton

Every person comes to know and understand their life from their own perspective. As a result, it is often difficult and sometimes unbelievable to realize that others, whom one may or may not know, might also...


The Psychic Life of Racism in Gay Men's Communities

by Damien W. Riggs, Sulaimon Giwa, Jacks Cheng & Emerich Daroya et al.

The Psychic Life of Racism in Gay Men’s Communities engages in the necessarily complex task of mapping out the operations of racialized desire as it circulates among gay men. In exploring such desire, the...


Africana Social Stratification

by James L. Conyers Jr., Marcia Walker-McWilliams, Rita Kiki Edozie & Anthony D. Greene et al.

This study seeks to critically examine the field and function of social stratification, with emphasis on Africana phenomena. Phrased another way, this edited volume attempts to study and focus on who gets what...


The Color of Redemption

by Lynn Cornell

Raising her family in the turbulent ‘60s in a segregated rural Alabama town, Katie Parker understood the ugliness of racism and Jim Crow all too well. Her farm, which she shared with her activist husband,...


Fit to Practice

by Douglas M. Haynes

Fit to Practice proposes a new narrative of the making of the modern British medical profession, situating it in relation to the imperatives and tensions of national and imperial interests. Thenarrative is interwoven...


Race at Predominantly White Independent Schools

by Bonnie E. French

In Race at Predominantly White Independent Schools, Bonnie E. French investigates the management of “diversity” at predominantly White, independent schools in the northeastern United States. By conducting...


Madison Park

by Eric L. Motley & Walter Isaacson

Welcome to Madison Park, a small community in Alabama founded by freed slaves in 1880. And meet Eric Motley, a native son who came of age in this remarkable place where constant lessons in self-determination,...


Multiracial Parents: Mixed Families, Generational Change, and the Future of Race

by Miri Song

The views and experiences of multiracial people as parents The world’s multiracial population is considered to be one of the fastest growing of all ethnic groups. In the United States alone, it is estimated...


Race on the Brain

by Jonathan Kahn

Of the many obstacles to racial justice in America, none has received more recent attention than the one that lurks in our subconscious. As social movements and policing scandals have shown how far from being...


I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street

by Matt Taibbi

A work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police—from the bestselling author of The Divide

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Chocolate City

by Chris Myers Asch & George Derek Musgrove

Monumental in scope and vividly detailed, Chocolate City tells the tumultuous, four-century story of race and democracy in our nation's capital. Emblematic of the ongoing tensions between America's expansive...


Radical Reproductive Justice

by Loretta Ross, Erika Derkas, Whitney Peoples & Lynn Roberts et al.

This anthology assembles two decades’ of work initiated by SisterSong Women of Color Health Collective, who created the human rights-based “reproductive justice” to move beyond polarized pro-choice/pro-life...


Jackson Rising

by Kali Akuno & Ajamu Nangwaya

Mississippi, the poorest state in the U.S. with the highest percentage of Black people, a history of vicious racial terror and concurrent Black resistance is the backdrop and context for the drama captured in...


We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America

by Brando Skyhorse & Lisa Page

Why do people pass? Fifteen writers reveal their experiences with passing.

For some, “passing” means opportunity, access, or safety. Others don’t willingly pass but are “passed” in specific situations...


When Rape Becomes Acceptable

by Kemone S.G. Brown & Tashana Brown-Parkes

What would you do if your body had been violated? Would you have the will, the energy, and the drive to survive? What if the person who violated you believed that he was doing the right thing? After all, society...