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Best Intentions: The Education and Killing of Edmund Perry

by Robert Sam Anson

An exploration of how Edmund Perry, a 17 year old black honors student from Harlem, was killed soon after graduation by a young white plain clothes policeman in an alleged mugging attempt.

From the Trade Paperback...


Environmental Crisis or Crisis of Epistemology?: Working for Sustainable Knowledge and Environmental Justice

by Bunyan Bryant

The goal of "Environmental Crisis or Crisis of Epistemology?" is to challenge us to think that how we know the world and what we choose to do with what we know is fundamental to our environmental crisis.  "Environmental...


Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal

by Andrew Hacker

Why, despite continued efforts to increase understanding and expand opportunities, do black and white Americans still lead separate lives, continually marked by tension and hostility? In his much-lauded classic,...


White Bucks and Black-Eyed Peas: Coming Of Age Black In White America

by Marcus Mabry

Exploring what it means to be “young, black, and talented” in America—and the high cost of teetering precariously between two separate worlds—Mabry examines the twentysomething experience, and chronicles...


Pregnant Bodies, Fertile Minds: Gender, Race, and the Schooling of Pregnant Teens

by Wendy Luttrell

Focusing on fifty girls enrolled in a model public school program for pregnant teens, Luttrell explores how pregnant girls experience society's view of them and also considers how these girls view themselves...


Race, Culture and Psychotherapy: Critical Perspectives in Multicultural Practice

by Roy Moodley & Stephen Palmer

What is multicultural psychotherapy?

How do we integrate issues of gender, class and sexual orientation in multicultural psychotherapy?

Race, Culture and Psychotherapy provides a thorough critical examination...


Dream City: Race, Power, and the Decline of Washington, D.C.

by Harry S. Jaffe & Tom Sherwood

With a new afterword covering the two decades since its first publication, two of Washington, D.C.’s most respected journalists expose one of America’s most tragic ironies: how the nation’s capital, often...


Autobiography of a Blue-eyed Devil: My Life and Times in a Racist, Imperialist Society

by Inga Muscio

In an updated second edition of her follow-up to the cult classic Cunt, Inga Muscio asserts that the history taught in schools and perpetuated in all areas of life in the US is, in fact, a marketing brand developed...


Waiting for the Dalai Lama: Stories from All Sides of the Tibetan Debate

by Annelie Rozeboom

Why does the issue of Tibet rouse such passions on both sides? To find out, Annelie Rozeboom interviewed Tibetans inside and outside Tibet, as well as Chinese and Western observers and the Dalai Lama himself....


Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America

by Sheryll Cashin

From a nationally recognized expert, a fresh and original argument for bettering affirmative action

 

Race-based affirmative action had been declining as a factor in university admissions even before the recent...


Race in Another America: The Significance of Skin Color in Brazil

by Edward E. Telles

This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the increasingly important and controversial subject of race relations in Brazil. North American scholars of race relations frequently turn to Brazil for...


The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

by Richard Wormser

Between 1880 and 1954, African Americans dedicated their energies, and sometimes their lives, to defeating segregation. During these times, characterized by some as “worse than slavery,” African Americans...


Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It

by Lisa Bloom

Many thought the election of our first African American president put an end to the conversation about race in this country, and that America had moved into a post-racial era of equality and opportunity. Then,...


Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction

by Euan Hague, Heidi Beirich & Edward H. Sebesta

A century and a half after the conclusion of the Civil War, the legacy of the Confederate States of America continues to influence national politics in profound ways. Drawing on magazines such as Southern Partisan...


Black-Brown Relations and Stereotypes

by Tatcho, Jr. Mindiola, Yolanda Flores Niemann & Néstor Rodríguez

Race relations in twenty-first-century America will not be just a black-and-white issue. The 2000 census revealed that Hispanics already slightly outnumber African Americans as the largest ethnic group, while...


Constructing Identities in Mexican-American Political Organizations: Choosing Issues, Taking Sides

by Benjamin Márquez

The formation of a group identity has always been a major preoccupation of Mexican American political organizations, whether they seek to assimilate into the dominant Anglo society or to remain separate from...


First Available Cell: Desegregation of the Texas Prison System

by James W. Marquart, Chad R. Trulson & Ben M. Crouch

Decades after the U.S. Supreme Court and certain governmental actions struck down racial segregation in the larger society, American prison administrators still boldly adhered to discriminatory practices. Not...


Flames After Midnight: Murder, Vengeance, and the Desolation of a Texas Community, Revised Edition

by Monte Akers

What happened in Kirven, Texas, in May 1922, has been forgotten by the outside world. It was a coworker's whispered words, "Kirven is where they burned the [Negroes]," that set Monte Akers to work at discovering...


Caf (C) Con Leche: Race, Class, and National Image in Venezuela

by Winthrop R. Wright

For over a hundred years, Venezuelans have referred to themselves as a café con leche (coffee with milk) people. This colorful expression well describes the racial composition of Venezuelan society, in which...


Disney's Most Notorious Film: Race, Convergence, and the Hidden Histories of Song of the South

by Jason Sperb

The Walt Disney Company offers a vast universe of movies, television shows, theme parks, and merchandise, all carefully crafted to present an image of wholesome family entertainment. Yet Disney also produced...