Race and Ethnic Relations in the First Person

Race and Ethnic Relations in the First Person

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This accessible, challenging discussion of race relations looks at how institutions shape individual experience and asks how we can prevent a violent splintering of American society along racial lines in the 21st century. Arguing that the best way to understand race relations is through the personal accounts of individuals as they go through the life cycle, this highly readable book uses real life stories to illuminate how families, peer groups, and workplaces influence views about other racial and ethnic groups. The authors hope to inspire readers to intervene and counteract negative perceptions of racial difference through their open, frank discussion of the racial divide.The essays in this chapter are the stories of persons whose views about the world changed as a result of racist or ethnic-related incidents. From their stories, we learn about the disturbing effects that racist attitudes and behaviors have on theanbsp;...

Title:Race and Ethnic Relations in the First Person
Author:Michael A. Burayidi
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 1998-01-01


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