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Transcending Racial Barriers: Toward a Mutual Obligations Approach

Michael O. Emerson and George Yancey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199742684
eISBN:
9780199943388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742684.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Despite recent progress against racial inequalities, American society continues to produce attitudes and outcomes that reinforce the racial divide. This book offers a fresh perspective on how to ... More


The Unsustainable American State

Lawrence Jacobs and Desmond King (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780195392135
eISBN:
9780199852543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392135.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The complexity of the American economy and polity has grown at an explosive rate in our era of globalization. Yet as the 2008 financial crisis revealed, the evolution of the American state has not ... More


Introduction: From White Passivity to Racial Justice Activism

Mark R. Warren

in Fire in the Heart: How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751242
eISBN:
9780199943326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751242.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book is about how white people can move from passivity to action in response to racism in America. This chapter argues that further progress in racial justice depends on many more white ... More


Prospects of the House Divided

Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith

in Still a House Divided: Race and Politics in Obama's America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142630
eISBN:
9781400839766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142630.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter reflects on how Americans can achieve further progress in their long national struggle to reduce enduring material race inequalities. It first returns to the structure of American racial ... More


“That They May All Be One”: America as a House Divided

Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith

in Still a House Divided: Race and Politics in Obama's America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142630
eISBN:
9781400839766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142630.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter sketches the main points derived from the overall structure of American racial politics and why it matters. It looks into the policy challenges that racial inequalities pose in modern ... More


The Legacy of Apartheid: Racial Inequalities in the New South Africa

DONALD J. TREIMAN

in Unequal Chances: Ethnic Minorities in Western Labour Markets

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263860
eISBN:
9780191734953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263860.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In South Africa, 350 years of apartheid practice and fifty years of concerted apartheid policy have created racial inequalities in socio-economic position larger than in any other nation in the ... More


Introduction

Michael O. Emerson and George Yancey

in Transcending Racial Barriers: Toward a Mutual Obligations Approach

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199742684
eISBN:
9780199943388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742684.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book is about the fact that most of the proposed solutions to racial issues in the United States do not work. More importantly, it is about proposing an alternative way to think about addressing ... More


Listening to Each Other

Michael O. Emerson and George Yancey

in Transcending Racial Barriers: Toward a Mutual Obligations Approach

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199742684
eISBN:
9780199943388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742684.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

It is a simple, but often overlooked fact: a solution to improving race relations in the United States has to be accepted by both majority- and minority-group members. Solutions that fail to achieve ... More


Education and Racial Inequality in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Malcolm Keswell

in Growing Gaps: Educational Inequality around the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732180
eISBN:
9780199866182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732180.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines changes in the causal structure of racial inequality in South Africa. It derives an analytical framework with testable hypotheses concerning equal opportunity. Using this ... More


Still a House Divided: Race and Politics in Obama's America

Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142630
eISBN:
9781400839766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142630.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Why have American policies failed to reduce the racial inequalities still pervasive throughout the nation? Has President Barack Obama defined new political approaches to race that might spur unity ... More


Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Lawrie Balfour

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book challenges a longstanding tendency in political theory: the disciplinary division that separates political theory proper from the study of black politics. Political theory rarely engages ... More


Distinctions and Convergences: A Brief History of Race and Education in the United States and South Africa

Prudence L. Carter

in Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. and South African Schools

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199899630
eISBN:
9780199951147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899630.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter offers a brief social history of the development of racial inequality, as well as an overview of how school desegregation emerged in the United States and South Africa. It argues that ... More


Racial Justice in Our Time

Christopher J. Lebron

in The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice in Our Time

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199936342
eISBN:
9780199345823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936342.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

The final chapter specifies democratic perfectionism as a politically informed conceptual response to racial inequality understood as the problem of social value for which we should feel shame. ... More


Introduction: Race and American Liberalism

Carol A. Horton

in Race and the Making of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195143485
eISBN:
9780199850402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143485.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

What is the best way to understand the relationship between race and liberalism in American political development? Has the historical experience of racial inequality been a troubling exception to a ... More


From Natural Science to Social Science: Race and the Language of Race Relations in Late Victorian and Edwardian Discourse

Douglas Lorimer

in Lineages of Empire: The Historical Roots of British Imperial Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264393
eISBN:
9780191734571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264393.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the emergence of modern racist ideology during the nineteenth century. It examines the role played by the Victorian anatomists and anthropologists who constructed ... More


Tightening the Belt

Lily Geismer

in Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157238
eISBN:
9781400852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157238.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter places the debates over voluntary integration within the context of the Boston busing crisis and the national recession. Explorations of the dramatic events that surrounded the Boston ... More


The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice in Our Time

Christopher J. Lebron

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199936342
eISBN:
9780199345823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936342.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice in Our Time asks a basic yet urgent question: How can we explain systemic racial inequality in an era of formal equality under liberal democratic norms? It ... More


Post-Apartheid Changes in South African Inequality

Murray Leibbrandt, Arden Finn, and Ingrid Woolard

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter investigates changes in inequality in South Africa between 1993 and 2008. It finds that aggregate inequality as well as intra-race group inequality increased over this period. This has ... More


The Racial Glass Ceiling: Subordination in American Law and Culture

Roy L. Brooks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300223309
eISBN:
9780300227611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223309.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Beyond the conventional sources of racial inequality—racism for liberals and a dysfunctional black culture for conservatives—lies a source of racial inequality little discussed or studied in our ... More


 Spiritual Affirmative Action: Leadership Structure and Characteristics

Korie L. Edwards

in The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195314243
eISBN:
9780199871810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314243.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how race matters for the leadership structure of interracial churches. Highlighting how the case‐study church responds to a recent loss of key church leaders, this chapter ... More


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