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Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redemption

by Jerald Walker

Masterfully told, marked by irony and humor as well as outrage and a barely contained sadness, Jerald Walker’s Street Shadows is the story of a young man’s descent into the “thug life” and the wake-up...


Aftershock: Anti-Zionism & Anti-Semitism

by David Matas

Attempts to explain how verbal attacks against Israel for human rights violations have turned into physical attacks against the Jewish community worldwide.


Confederacy of Silence: A True Tale of the New Old South

by Richard Rubin

A compelling and vivid portrait of a Deep South community poised between the past and the future, this is the stunning true story of how a young New York writer plunged into a closed Mississippi society, and...


Ethnic Diversity and Social Cohesion: Immigration, Ethnic Fractionalization and Potentials for Civic Action

by Merlin Schaeffer

Drawing attention to the importance of peoples' perceptions of diversity in explaining levels of social cohesion, Ethnic Diversity and Social Cohesion shows how specific types of perceived diversity can help...


Blood in the Streets: Racism, Riots and Murders in the Heartland of America

by Daniel L. Baker & Nalls Gwen

In the midst of a nation suffering through riots and racial stife in the 1965-1975 era, which was one of the most violent periods in urban American history, a racist sniper roamed the streets of Dayton, Ohio....


Down to the Crossroads

by Aram Goudsouzian

In 1962, James Meredith became a civil rights hero when he enrolled as the first African American student at the University of Mississippi. Four years later, he would make the news again when he reentered Mississippi,...


No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning

by Abigail Thernstrom & Stephan Thernstrom

Black and Hispanic students are not learning enough in our public schools. Their typically poor performance is the most important source of ongoing racial inequality in America today. Thus, say Abigail and Stephan...


Sexual Identity on the Job: Issues and Services

by Alan L Ellis & Ellen D Riggle

Sexual Identity on the Job provides academics and practitioners with a solid resource for addressing sexual identity concerns and issues in the workplace. It offers corporate trainers, managers, and policymakers...


Burdened by Race: Coloured Identities in Southern Africa

by Mohamed Adhikari

Examines diverse manifestations of coloredness in southern Africa, with case studies from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi, to present analyses that challenge and overturn the conventional wisdom around...


Struggles for Social Rights in Latin America

by Susan Eva Eckstein & Timothy P. Wickham-Crowley

This is a collection of original essays focusing on social rights in Latin America, covering four areas in particular: subsistence, labor, gender, and race/ethnicity within the original framework of human rights....


Why Black Men Love White Women: Going Beyond Sexual Politics to the Heart of the Matter

by Rajen Persaud

THE IRREVERENT, EYE-OPENING, AND HILARIOUS BOOK THAT DARES TO ASK...

Why do so many high-profile black men date and marry the most ordinary white women?

Why do so many other black men desire and covet the...


Untouchables: My Family's Triumphant Journey Out of the Caste System in Modern India

by Narendra Jadhav

Every sixth human being in the world today is an Indian, and every sixth Indian is an untouchable. For thousands of years the untouchables, or Dalits, the people at the bottom of the Hindu caste system, have...


The Culture of Make Believe

by Derrick Jensen

Derrick Jensen takes no prisoners in The Culture of Make Believe, his brilliant and eagerly awaited follow-up to his powerful and lyrical A Language Older Than Words. What begins as an exploration of the lines...


Characteristics of the American Negro

by Otto Klineberg

Originally published in 1944, the introduction to this book states "this volume may be described as presenting first the popular views concerning the characteristics of the American Negro, and then a series...


Caste and Class in a Southern Town

by John Dollard

An examination of race and class in a Southern town in the 1930s, this book has evolved into a classic text in both the social sciences and American studies. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities...


The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, the Origins of the New Conservatism and the Transformation of American Politics

by Dan T. Carter

This biography of George Wallace explains how the Alabama governor and presidential candidate was the "most influential loser in 20th century American politics." The author contends that Wallace's "new conservatism"...


Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century

by Francisco Bethencourt

Groundbeaking in its global and historical scope, Racisms is the first comprehensive history of racism, from the Crusades to the twentieth century. Demonstrating that there is not one continuous tradition of...


The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

by Ellen D. Wu

The Color of Success tells of the astonishing transformation of Asians in the United States from the "yellow peril" to "model minorities"--peoples distinct from the white majority but lauded as well-assimilated,...


Body Trade: Captivity, Cannibalism and Colonialism in the Pacific

by Barbara Creed & Jeanette Hoorn

Body Trade exposes myths surrounding the trade in heads, cannibalism, captive white women, the display of indigenous people in fairs and circuses, the stolen generations, the 'comfort' women and the making of...


American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland

by Robert O. Self

As the birthplace of the Black Panthers and a nationwide tax revolt, California embodied a crucial motif of the postwar United States: the rise of suburbs and the decline of cities, a process in which black...