Recognizing Race and Ethnicity
Power, Privilege, and Inequality
This book approaches the study of race/ethnicity through a sociological lens. It focuses on a few social policies that are perceived as race-related, such as affirmative action, to an understanding of the historical racialization of the US welfare state overall.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Thinking About Race -- Taking Account of Race and Privilege -- White Privilege: The Other Side of Racism -- Science and the Sociology of Race -- A Sociological History of US Race Relations -- Emergence of the US Racial Hierarchy -- Race Relations in the 19th and 20th Centuries -- Race Relations in Flux: From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter -- Institutional Inequalities -- Education -- Economic Inequality and the Role of the State -- Crime and Criminal Justice -- Race in the Cultural Imagination -- Contemporary Issues in Race/Ethnicity -- Arenas of Racial Integration: Interracial Relationships, Multiracial Families, Biracial/Multiracial Identities, Sports, and the Military -- A Postracial Society?