SUNDOWN TOWNS A HIDDEN DIMENSION OF AMERICAN RACISM

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Sundown Towns

Author : James W. Loewen
ISBN : 9781565848870
Genre : History
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Investigates segregation practices in the northern sections of twentieth-century America revealing how racial exclusion and oppression persisted into the contemporary era, and challenging modern beliefs about race and racism.
Category: History

Sundown Towns

Author : James W. Loewen
ISBN : 9781620974544
Genre : Social Science
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“Powerful and important . . . an instant classic.” —The Washington Post Book World The award-winning look at an ugly aspect of American racism by the bestselling author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, reissued with a new preface by the author In this groundbreaking work, sociologist James W. Loewen, author of the classic bestseller Lies My Teacher Told Me, brings to light decades of hidden racial exclusion in America. In a provocative, sweeping analysis of American residential patterns, Loewen uncovers the thousands of “sundown towns”—almost exclusively white towns where it was an unspoken rule that blacks weren’t welcome—that cropped up throughout the twentieth century, most of them located outside of the South. Written with Loewen’s trademark honesty and thoroughness, Sundown Towns won the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award, received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and launched a nationwide online effort to track down and catalog sundown towns across America. In a new preface, Loewen puts this history in the context of current controversies around white supremacy and the Black Lives Matter movement. He revisits sundown towns and finds the number way down, but with notable exceptions in exclusive all-white suburbs such as Kenilworth, Illinois, which as of 2010 had not a single black household. And, although many former sundown towns are now integrated, they often face “second-generation sundown town issues,” such as in Ferguson, Missouri, a former sundown town that is now majority black, but with a majority-white police force.
Category: Social Science

The Crisis

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The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.
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Von Selma Bis Ferguson Rasse Und Rassismus In Den Usa

Author : Michael Butter
ISBN : 9783839435038
Genre : History
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Was ist aus Martin Luther Kings Vision von einem Amerika der Gleichheit, Gerechtigkeit und Selbstbestimmung geworden? Fünfzig Jahre später haben die USA einerseits ihren ersten afroamerikanischen Präsidenten gewählt, andererseits ist die Alltagserfahrung von Afroamerikaner*innen nach wie vor von Polizei-Brutalität, Ausgrenzung und Rassismus geprägt. Die Beiträger*innen gehen den Spuren nach, welche die Bürgerrechtsbewegung in den USA hinterlassen hat, und fragen, was Rassismus heute bedeutet. Die kultur- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Artikel stellen zudem aktuelle Organisationsformen und Strategien von politischer Partizipation, Protest und Widerstand vor.
Category: History

A State By State History Of Race And Racism In The United States 2 Volumes

Author : Patricia Reid-Merritt
ISBN : 9781440856013
Genre : Social Science
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Providing chronologies of important events, historical narratives from the first settlement to the present, and biographies of major figures, this work offers readers an unseen look at the history of racism from the perspective of individual states. • Comprises detailed narratives encompassing the first European contact to the present day of the unique racial history of all 50 states and the District of Columbia • Provides a chronology of important racial events, achievements, and milestones for the states, plus the District of Columbia • Offers biographies of individuals who successfully confronted racism in America and removed obstacles to social achievement • Includes sidebars highlighting interesting events, individuals, and accomplishments relevant to the racial history of particular states
Category: Social Science

The Color Of Crime

Author : Katheryn Russell-Brown
ISBN : 0814776175
Genre : Social Science
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America is the most punitive nation in the world, incarcerating more than 2.3 million people—or one in 136 of its residents. Against the backdrop of this unprecedented mass imprisonment, punishment permeates everyday life, carrying with it complex cultural meanings. In The Culture of Punishment, Michelle Brown goes beyond prison gates and into the routine and popular engagements of everyday life, showing that those of us most distanced from the practice of punishment tend to be particularly harsh in our judgments. The Culture of Punishment takes readers on a tour of the sites where culture and punishment meet—television shows, movies, prison tourism, and post 9/11 new war prisons—demonstrating that because incarceration affects people along distinct race and class lines, it is only a privileged group of citizens who are removed from the experience of incarceration. These penal spectators, who often sanction the infliction of pain from a distance, risk overlooking the reasons for democratic oversight of the project of punishment and, more broadly, justifications for the prohibition of pain.
Category: Social Science

American Pogrom

Author : Charles L. Lumpkins
ISBN : 9780821418031
Genre : History
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On July 2 and 3, 1917, race riots rocked the small industrial city of East St. Louis, Illinois. American Pogrom takes the reader beyond that pivotal time in the city’s history to explore black people’s activism from the antebellum era to the eve of the post–World War II civil rights movement. Lumpkins asserts that the race riots were a pogrom—an organized massacre of a particular ethnic group—orchestrated by certain businessmen intent on preventing black residents from attaining political power and on turning the city into a “sundown” town permanently cleared of African Americans, he also demonstrates how the African American community survived. He situates the activities of the black citizens of East St. Louis in the context of the larger story of the African American quest for freedom, citizenship, and equality.
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Der Goldene Sohn

Author : Shilpi Somaya Gowda
ISBN : 9783462315196
Genre : Fiction
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Zwischen zwei Welten – ist deine Freiheit wichtiger als deine Familie? Anil wächst wohlbehütet im Kreis einer großen Familie in einem indischen Dorf auf. Als ältester Sohn soll er später die Rolle des Familienoberhaupts und Schiedsmanns einnehmen und Streitigkeiten in der Dorfgemeinschaft schlichten. Leena ist seine beste Freundin. Ein mutiges Mädchen und draufgängerischer Wildfang, das seine Familie und die freie Natur über alles liebt. In ihrer Kindheit sind Anil und Leena ein unzertrennliches Gespann, doch dann führen ihre Wege in verschiedene Richtungen. Anil verlässt das Dorf, um Medizin zu studieren und in den USA als Arzt zu arbeiten. Er genießt sein neues Leben dort und verliebt sich Hals über Kopf in eine Amerikanerin. Leena bleibt in Indien, heiratet und zieht zu der Familie ihres Mannes. Anils Leben gerät aus den Fugen: Ihm unterläuft ein schwerer medizinischer Fehler, seine Beziehung zerbricht und er stürzt in eine Krise. Bei einem Besuch in seiner Heimat trifft er Leena wieder, die Frau, die ihn besser kennt als jeder andere. Aber zwischen ihnen steht eine Entscheidung, die Jahre zuvor getroffen wurde. Bewegend, mitreißend, klug – Shilpi Somaya Gowdas glänzend erzählter neuer Roman ist eine ergreifende Geschichte über Unabhängigkeit und Liebe.
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The Color Of Wealth

Author : Barbara Robles
ISBN : 9781595585622
Genre : Business & Economics
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For every dollar owned by the average white family in the United States, the average family of color has less than a dime. Why do people of color have so little wealth? The Color of Wealth lays bare a dirty secret: for centuries, people of color have been barred by laws and by discrimination from participating in government wealth-building programs that benefit white Americans. This accessible book—published in conjunction with one of the country’s leading economics education organizations—makes the case that until government policy tackles disparities in wealth, not just income, the United States will never have racial or economic justice. Written by five leading experts on the racial wealth divide who recount the asset-building histories of Native Americans, Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and European Americans, this book is a uniquely comprehensive multicultural history of American wealth. With its focus on public policies—how, for example, many post–World War II GI Bill programs helped whites only—The Color of Wealth is the first book to demonstrate the decisive influence of government on Americans’ net worth.
Category: Business & Economics