The Racial Mosaic

The Racial Mosaic

The Racial Mosaic demonstrates how cultural pluralism in Canada was founded upon, and easily coexisted with, settler colonialism and racism.

Author: Daniel R. Meister

Publisher: Rethinking Canada in the World

ISBN: 0228008719

Category: History

Page: 344

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The Racial Mosaic demonstrates how cultural pluralism in Canada was founded upon, and easily coexisted with, settler colonialism and racism. Looking at how Canadians interpreted diversity before multiculturalism became official policy, it compels readers to consider how racism has structured Canada's settler-colonial society.
Categories: History

Jamaica

Jamaica

Author: Raymond Leslie Buell

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:870501834

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Page: 8

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Black Mosaic

Black Mosaic

In Black Mosaic, Candis Watts Smith addresses the effects of this dynamic demographic change on Black identity and Black politics.

Author: Candis Watts Smith

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479823543

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 337

Historically, Black Americans have easily found common ground on political, social, and economic goals. Yet, there are signs of increasing variety of opinion among Blacks in the United States, due in large part to the influx of Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean, and African immigrants to the United States. In fact, the very definition of “African American” as well as who can self-identity as Black is becoming more ambiguous. Should we expect African Americans’ shared sense of group identity and high sense of group consciousness to endure as ethnic diversity among the population increases? In Black Mosaic, Candis Watts Smith addresses the effects of this dynamic demographic change on Black identity and Black politics. Smith explores the numerous ways in which the expanding and rapidly changing demographics of Black communities in the United States call into question the very foundations of political identity that has united African Americans for generations. African Americans’ political attitudes and behaviors have evolved due to their historical experiences with American Politics and American racism. Will Black newcomers recognize the inconsistencies between the American creed and American reality in the same way as those who have been in the U.S. for several generations? If so, how might this recognition influence Black immigrants’ political attitudes and behaviors? Will race be a site of coalition between Black immigrants and African Americans? In addition to face-to-face interviews with African Americans and Black immigrants, Smith employs nationally representative survey data to examine these shifts in the attitudes of Black Americans. Filling a significant gap in the political science literature to date, Black Mosaic is a groundbreaking study about the state of race, identity, and politics in an ever-changing America.
Categories: Political Science

The Great American Mosaic An Exploration of Diversity in Primary Documents 4 volumes

The Great American Mosaic  An Exploration of Diversity in Primary Documents  4 volumes

The collection includes eyewitness accounts, legislation, speeches, and interviews. Together, they tell the story of America's diverse population and enable readers to explore historical concepts and contexts from multiple viewpoints.

Author: Gary Y. Okihiro

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610696135

Category: Education

Page: 1858

View: 443

Firsthand sources are brought together to illuminate the diversity of American history in a unique way—by sharing the perspectives of people of color who participated in landmark events. • Highlights the history and experience of people of color in the United States through 450 important documents and firsthand accounts • Introduces readers to multiple viewpoints about landmark events • Provides a unique and helpful "Guide to Why and How to Use Primary Documents"
Categories: Education

black mosaic

black mosaic

In Black Mosaic: Essays for Post-Racial America, Richard Kenyada assesses the progress we've made in our quest to find the key element that unites us as Americans and, further, as human beings.

Author: Richard Kenyada

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781496912770

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 158

In Black Mosaic: Essays for Post-Racial America, Richard Kenyada assesses the progress we've made in our quest to find the key element that unites us as Americans and, further, as human beings. The term "post racial"popped up after the first Obama victory, but the mood of the country has not reflected that kind of hope. In many ways, Americans seem to be drawing their own lines in the sand. But it's no longer the historic us-against-them of the Cold War era. The lines are being drawn between Americans - races, classes, genders, and sexual orientation.
Categories: Social Science

The Racial Middle

The Racial Middle

The Racial Middle, tells the story of the other racial and ethnic groups in America, mainly Latinos and Asian Americans, two of the largest and fastest-growing minorities in the United States.

Author: Eileen O’Brien

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814762204

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The divide over race is usually framed as one over Black and White. Sociologist Eileen O’Brien is interested in that middle terrain, what sits in the ever-increasing gray area she dubbed the racial middle. The Racial Middle, tells the story of the other racial and ethnic groups in America, mainly Latinos and Asian Americans, two of the largest and fastest-growing minorities in the United States. Using dozens of in-depth interviews with people of various ethnic and generational backgrounds, Eileen O’Brien challenges the notion that, to fit into American culture, the only options available to Latinos and Asian Americans are either to become white or to become brown. Instead, she offers a wholly unique analysis of Latinos and Asian Americans own distinctive experiences—those that aren’t typically White nor Black. Though living alongside Whites and Blacks certainly frames some of their own identities and interpretations of race, O’Brien keenly observes that these groups struggles with discrimination, their perceived isolation from members of other races, and even how they define racial justice, are all significant realities that inform their daily lives and, importantly, influence their opportunities for advancement in society. A refreshing and lively approach to understanding race and ethnicity in the twenty-first century, The Racial Middle gives voice to Latinos and Asian-Americans place in this country’s increasingly complex racial mosaic.
Categories: Social Science

The Racial Crisis in American Higher Education

The Racial Crisis in American Higher Education

The racial mosaic in American higher education is complex . Among college freshmen in 1985 , the largest racial minority group was Afro - Americans ...

Author: Philip G. Altbach

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791405206

Category: Education

Page: 275

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Across the country our universities and colleges continue to be beset by incidences of racial turmoil on campus. The first contemporary serious collection of articles on this topic, this book goes beyond rhetoric to examine the causes and impact of campus racial tensions both by examining some key university case studies and by investigating some of the underlying elements of the crisis. In order to raise the consciousness of the entire university community to the import of these concerns the authors focus both on current research and on the flashpoints of controversy. The first part of the volume deals with broader issues relating to the academic community and to the curriculum. The overarching issues including debates about affirmative action, and admissions policies are considered as well as the difficulties of recruitment, retention, and campus life for Afro-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American faculty. Studies of some of the campuses which have recently experienced a heightening of racial tension including Columbia, Stanford, Arizona State, and Cornell are provided.
Categories: Education

The Racial Middle

The Racial Middle

Latinos and Asian Americans Living Beyond the Racial Divide Eileen O'Brien, ... as they attempt to carve out a niche in the American racial mosaic that ...

Author: Eileen O’Brien

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814762141

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

View: 185

The divide over race is usually framed as one over Black and White. Sociologist Eileen O’Brien is interested in that middle terrain, what sits in the ever-increasing gray area she dubbed the racial middle. The Racial Middle, tells the story of the other racial and ethnic groups in America, mainly Latinos and Asian Americans, two of the largest and fastest-growing minorities in the United States. Using dozens of in-depth interviews with people of various ethnic and generational backgrounds, Eileen O’Brien challenges the notion that, to fit into American culture, the only options available to Latinos and Asian Americans are either to become white or to become brown. Instead, she offers a wholly unique analysis of Latinos and Asian Americans own distinctive experiences—those that aren’t typically White nor Black. Though living alongside Whites and Blacks certainly frames some of their own identities and interpretations of race, O’Brien keenly observes that these groups struggles with discrimination, their perceived isolation from members of other races, and even how they define racial justice, are all significant realities that inform their daily lives and, importantly, influence their opportunities for advancement in society. A refreshing and lively approach to understanding race and ethnicity in the twenty-first century, The Racial Middle gives voice to Latinos and Asian-Americans place in this country’s increasingly complex racial mosaic.
Categories: Social Science

Jim Crow A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic

Jim Crow  A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic

A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic Nikki Brown, ... AFL delegates took their cue from the KOLÊs broad social vision of racial inclusiveness by ...

Author: Nikki L. M. Brown

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610696647

Category: History

Page: 473

View: 325

This one-volume reference work examines a broad range of topics related to the establishment, maintenance, and eventual dismantling of the discriminatory system known as Jim Crow. • Provides a one-stop source of information for students researching the period of American history dominated by the discriminatory system of Jim Crow laws • Puts phenomena such as "Sundown towns" within a larger framework of official discrimination • Documents the methods used to create, maintain, and dismantle Jim Crow
Categories: History

Managing the Canadian Mosaic in Wartime

Managing the Canadian Mosaic in Wartime

39 R.I. MacKenzie, “Race Prejudice and the Negro.” 40 Sociologist Dawson seemed to consider this “a natural and inevitable defence reaction in certain ...

Author: Ivana Caccia

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773590946

Category: History

Page: 384

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At the time, Canadian policies regarding ethnic communities were preoccupied with the involvement and loyalty these communities had with their homeland's politics and the fear of infiltration from either the left or right of the political spectrum. Focusing on the creation and operation of under-examined government institutions and committees devised to exercise subtle control of minority groups, Ivana Caccia explores the shaping of Canadian identity, the introduction of government-inspired citizenship education, and the management of ethnic relations. An engaging work that offers an important account of nation building in Canada and the treatment of ethnic minorities in times of heightened international tensions, Managing the Canadian Mosaic in Wartime provides crucial insights into multicultural policy and the possibility of parallels with the preoccupations with security and surveillance in the aftermath of 9/11.
Categories: History

Black Feminism in Qualitative Inquiry

Black Feminism in Qualitative Inquiry

The text centers "daughtering" as the onto-epistemological tool for approaches to Black feminist and critical race data analysis in qualitative inquiry.

Author: Venus E. Evans-Winters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351046053

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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Recently, Black women have taken the world stage in national politics, popular culture, professional sports, and bringing attention to racial injustice in policing and the judicial system. However, rarely are Black women acknowledged and highlighted for their efforts to understand the social problems confronting our generation and those generations that came before us. In the post-civil rights era, research faculty and theoreticians must acknowledge the marginalization of Black women scholars’ voices in contemporary qualitative scholarship and debates. Black Feminism in Qualitative Inquiry: A Mosaic for Writing our Daughter's Body engages qualitative inquiry to center the issues and concerns of Black women as researcher(s) and the researched while simultaneously questioning the ostensible innocence of qualitative inquiry, including methods of data collection, processes of data analysis, and representations of human experiences and identities. The text centers "daughtering" as the onto-epistemological tool for approaches to Black feminist and critical race data analysis in qualitative inquiry. Advanced and novice researchers interested in decolonizing methodologies and liberatory tools of analysis will find the text useful for cultural, education, political, and racial critiques that center the intersectional identities and interpretations of Black women and girls and other people of color. Daughtering as a tool of analysis in Black feminist qualitative inquiry is our own cultural and spiritual way of being, doing, and performing decolonizing work.
Categories: Social Science

Aryans and British India

Aryans and British India

Issued for the first time in paperback format, this edition includes a new Preface in which the author discusses further ideas on the understanding of the Aryan theory and the languages and nations project, as well as the new scholarship ...

Author: Thomas R. Trautmann

Publisher: Yoda Press

ISBN: 8190227211

Category: India

Page: 260

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In this landmark study, Thomas Trautmann delves into the intellectual accomplishments of the languages and nations concept in British India, as well as the darker politics of race hatred which emerged out of it. He challenges the racial hypothesis through a powerful analysis of the feeble evidence upon which it is based. Issued for the first time in paperback format, this edition includes a new Preface in which the author discusses further ideas on the understanding of the Aryan theory and the languages and nations project, as well as the new scholarship supporting such ideas. The new preface also discusses the Aryan debate in contemporary India, which looks for a link between Aryans, Sanskrit, the Veda and the Indus Valley Civilization, and which has in recent times broadened into a tremendously politicized controversy. A compelling and carefully researched work, Aryans and British India has become mandatory reading, since its first publication in 1997, for historians, political scientists and commentators, anthropologists, and linguists, as well as scholars and students of cultural studies.
Categories: India

The Race Whisperer

The Race Whisperer

Barack Obama and the Political Uses of Race Melanye T. Price ... portrait of a multiracial family that represented the American racial mosaic (Terry 2008).

Author: Melanye T. Price

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479801343

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Nearly a week after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of killing Trayvon Martin, President Obama walked into the press briefing room and shocked observers by saying that “Trayvon could have been me.” He talked personally and poignantly about his experiences and pointed to intra-racial violence as equally serious and precarious for black boys. He offered no sweeping policy changes or legislative agendas; he saw them as futile. Instead, he suggested that prejudice would be eliminated through collective efforts to help black males and for everyone to reflect on their own prejudices. Obama’s presidency provides a unique opportunity to engage in a discussion about race and politics. In The Race Whisperer, Melanye Price analyzes the manner in which Barack Obama uses race strategically to engage with and win the loyalty of potential supporters. This book uses examples from Obama’s campaigns and presidency to demonstrate his ability to authentically tap into notions of blackness and whiteness to appeal to particular constituencies. By tailoring his unorthodox personal narrative to emphasize those parts of it that most resonate with a specific racial group, he targets his message effectively to that audience, shoring up electoral and governing support. The book also considers the impact of Obama’s use of race on the ongoing quest for black political empowerment. Unfortunately, racial advocacy for African Americans has been made more difficult because of the intense scrutiny of Obama’s relationship with the black community, Obama’s unwillingness to be more publicly vocal in light of that scrutiny, and the black community’s reluctance to use traditional protest and advocacy methods on a black president. Ultimately, though, The Race Whisperer argues for a more complex reading of race in the age of Obama, breaking new ground in the study of race and politics, public opinion, and political campaigns.
Categories: Political Science

The Confessional Mosaic

The Confessional Mosaic

impeded progress on the racial issue to Pharaoh in a sermon entitled " Let My People Go . " Now there are some who hold , even today , that the problem of a ...

Author: Milton J. Coalter

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 066425151X

Category: Religion

Page: 333

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Focusing on the expression of faith among American Presbyterians, this book surveys important developments in Presbyterian theology and worship. It provides an understanding of the changes in mainstream Protestantism and American Christianity, and analyzes preaching, worship, hymnody, devotional materials, and social justice pronouncements. The authors include both the achievements and the ambiguous legacy of this developmental stage in American Presbyterian history. Through its examination of American Presbyterianism, the Presbyterian Presence series illuminates patterns of change in mainstream Protestantism and American religious and cultural life in the twentieth century.
Categories: Religion

A Mosaic of Believers

A Mosaic of Believers

This has implications for the possibility of racial reconciliation. Specifically, racial reconciliation is possible when church leaders recognize that ...

Author: Gerardo Marti

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253203434

Category: Religion

Page: 239

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Mosaic in southern California is one of the largest and most innovative multiethnic congregations in America. Gerardo Marti shows us how this unusual church has achieved multiethnicity, not by targeting specific groups, but by providing multiple havens of inclusion that play down ethnic differences. He reveals a congregation aiming to reconstruct evangelical theology, personal identity, member involvement, and church governance to create an institution with greater relevance to the social reality of a new generation.
Categories: Religion

Black Mosaic

Black Mosaic

in shaping racial identity among African Americans and Black immigrants. As mentioned, some researchers suggest that Black immigrants should, ...

Author: Candis Watts Smith

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479805310

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

View: 417

Historically, Black Americans have easily found common ground on political, social, and economic goals. Yet, there are signs of increasing variety of opinion among Blacks in the United States, due in large part to the influx of Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean, and African immigrants to the United States. In fact, the very definition of “African American” as well as who can self-identity as Black is becoming more ambiguous. Should we expect African Americans’ shared sense of group identity and high sense of group consciousness to endure as ethnic diversity among the population increases? In Black Mosaic, Candis Watts Smith addresses the effects of this dynamic demographic change on Black identity and Black politics. Smith explores the numerous ways in which the expanding and rapidly changing demographics of Black communities in the United States call into question the very foundations of political identity that has united African Americans for generations. African Americans’ political attitudes and behaviors have evolved due to their historical experiences with American Politics and American racism. Will Black newcomers recognize the inconsistencies between the American creed and American reality in the same way as those who have been in the U.S. for several generations? If so, how might this recognition influence Black immigrants’ political attitudes and behaviors? Will race be a site of coalition between Black immigrants and African Americans? In addition to face-to-face interviews with African Americans and Black immigrants, Smith employs nationally representative survey data to examine these shifts in the attitudes of Black Americans. Filling a significant gap in the political science literature to date, Black Mosaic is a groundbreaking study about the state of race, identity, and politics in an ever-changing America.
Categories: Political Science

Worship Across the Racial Divide

Worship Across the Racial Divide

Marti draws on interviews with more than 170 congregational leaders and parishioners, as well as his experiences participating in worship services in a variety of Protestant multiracial Southern Californian churches, to present this study ...

Author: Gerardo Marti

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190859947

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Many scholars and church leaders believe that music and worship style are essential in stimulating diversity in congregations. Gerardo Marti draws on interviews with more than 170 congregational leaders and parishioners, as well as his experiences participating in worship services in a wide variety of Protestant, multiracial Southern Californian churches, to present this insightful study of the role of music in creating congregational diversity. Worship across the Racial Divide offers a surprising conclusion: that there is no single style of worship or music that determines the likelihood of achieving a multiracial church. Far more important are the complex of practices of the worshipping community in the production and absorption of music. Multiracial churches successfully diversify by stimulating unobtrusive means of interracial and interethnic relations; in fact, preparation for music apart from worship gatherings proves to be just as important as its performance during services. Marti shows that aside from and even in spite of the varying beliefs of attendees and church leaders, diversity happens because music and worship create practical spaces where cross-racial bonds are formed. This groundbreaking book sheds light on how race affects worship in multiracial churches. It will allow a new understanding of the dynamics of such churches, and provide crucial aid to church leaders for avoiding the pitfalls that inadvertently widen the racial divide.
Categories: Religion

Race And Place

Race And Place

Racial. Mosaic: Alameda. County,. California. WhiteChinese. Racial. Tensions,. 1850–1940. By the time California was admitted to the United States in 1850, ...

Author: John W. Frazier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786730544

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Racism, racial equity, and the race-place connections related to racial inequalities in the U.S. are the major themes of this book. The long history of U.S. White racism toward Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians is deeply rooted in the political, socioeconomic, and intellectual frameworks of America, permitting racial inequities to become expressed as cultural landscapes—the places where many racial minorities exist. The contemporary geographic patterns of segregation and isolation are different from those of earlier U.S. history, but are equally damning and present extremely difficult challenges for social action in a nation that will change its racial/ethnic composition dramatically during the current generation.As America changes over the next quarter century, the visible and invisible race-place inequalities that help define U.S. urban geography will continue in housing, education, employment, travel requirements, shopping choices, environmental hazards, and other living conditions. Minority groups, ever increasing in numbers, will find inequalities unacceptable. How America deals with racial inequalities will likely have consequences for all its citizens.
Categories: Social Science