Racial and Cultural Minorities: An Analysis of Prejudice and Discrimination

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Springer Science & Business Media, 29.06.2013 - 491 Seiten
We need scarcely note that the topic of this book is the stuff of headlines. Around the world, political, economic, educational, military, religious, and social relations of every variety have a racial or ethnic component. One cannot begin to understand the history or contemporary situation of the United States, the Soviet Union, China, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Great Britain, Lebanon, Mexico, Canada-indeed, almost any land-without careful attention to the influence of cultural and racial divisions. Preparation of this new edition has brought a strong sense of deja vu, with regard both to the persistence of old patterns of discrimination, even if in new guises, and also to the persistence of limited and constraining explanations. We have also found, however, rich new empirical studies, new theoretical perspectives, and greatly expanded activity and analyses from members of minority groups. Although this edition is an extensive revision, with reference both to the data used and the theoretical approaches examined, we have not shifted from our basically analytical perspective. We strongly support efforts to reduce discrimination and prejudice; but these can be successful only if we try to understand where we are and what forces are creating the existing situation. We hope to reduce the tendency to use declarations and condem nations of other persons' actions as substitutes for an investigation of their causes and consequences.
 

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CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF PREJUDICE
2
The Meaning of Race
27
Discrimination and Prejudice as Weapons in Group Conflict
41
The Individual Sources of Discrimination and Prejudice
71
The Cultural Factor in Prejudice and Discrimination
91
Striving to Achieve the American Dream
119
The Effects of Prejudice and Discrimination on SelfAttitudes
127
Other Personality Differences That Are Affected by Minority Status
133
Minorities and the American Political
249
Effect versus Intent in Discrimination Cases
256
The Effectiveness of Legislation Administrative Action
266
Minority Family Patterns and Intermarriage
279
MinorityMajority Relations and Religion
309
The Education of Racial and Cultural Minorities in
329
Mexican American Schooling
342
The Education of Racial and Cultural Minorities in
353

The Consequences of Prejudice and Discrimination
155
The Economic Costs of Prejudice
161
Summary
167
Minorities in the Economy of
205
Economic Development or Infiltration?
212
Minorities in the Armed Forces
226
Political Activity of Hispanic Americans
240
MinorityMajority Political Coalitions
246
PREJUDICE DISCRIMINATION
377
Mapping Out a Program
384
Organizations Opposing Discrimination
418
The Field Context of Equality
429
Bibliography
435
Author Index
471
Subject Index
483
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