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Making Good Neighbors: Civil Rights, Liberalism, and Integration in Postwar Philadelphia

Abigail Perkiss

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452284
eISBN:
9780801470851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452284.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1950s and 1960s, as the white residents, real estate agents, and municipal officials of many American cities fought to keep African Americans out of traditionally white neighborhoods, ... More


Catholics, Creoles, and the Redefinition of Race in New Orleans

James B. Bennett

in Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195149180
eISBN:
9780199835386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195149181.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay traces the role of Catholicism in the shifting racial identity of Creoles of color in New Orleans in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The implementation of racially ... More


“The Anglo-Saxons of the Orient”: Student Exceptions to the Racial Bar against Chinese, 1872−1925

Madeline Y. Hsu

in The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164021
eISBN:
9781400866373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164021.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter begins with the story of Yung Kuai, a Chinese Educational Mission (CEM) student who graduated from Yale but remained in America for the rest of his life where he married a Euro-American ... More


Growing Up Bicultural in the United States: The Case of Japanese-Americans

James Fuji Collins

in Navigating Multiple Identities: Race, Gender, Culture, Nationality, and Roles

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199732074
eISBN:
9780199933457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732074.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Theories of identity fail to recognize the flexibility of identity within its social context, a conceptualization that is particularly relevant for Japanese-Americans. This chapter is about ... More


Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination

Tanya Katerí Hernández

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479830329
eISBN:
9781479840748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479830329.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Commanding greater public attention is the idea that discrimination against multiracial (racially-mixed) people is a distinctive challenge to the enforcement of civil rights law. This perspective is ... More


Raising Eurasia: Childhood, Youth and the Mixed-Race Question

David M. Pomfret

in Youth and Empire: Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804795173
eISBN:
9780804796866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795173.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter 9 ‘Raising Eurasia’ shows that as Europeans used didactic visions of childhood to draw boundaries more firmly around themselves this only served to make the ‘problem’ of the Eurasian child ... More


Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority

Andrew Jolivette (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781447301011
eISBN:
9781447307228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301011.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Obama and the Biracial Factor is the first book to explore the significance of mixed-race identity as a key factor in the election of President Obama and examines the sociological and political ... More


John McClellan, the Teamsters, and Biracial Labor Politics in Arkansas, 1947–1959

Michael Pierce

in Life and Labor in the New New South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037950
eISBN:
9780813043111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037950.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The John McClellan-led Senate investigations into Teamster corruption were motivated, in part, by the senator's need to secure his political base in Arkansas. In the mid-1950s, the state's labor ... More


A Place for God’s Children: On Becoming Biracial in America

A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert, Jessica Henderson-Daniel, and Dawn L. Cannon

in Diversity in Human Interactions: The Tapestry of America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195143904
eISBN:
9780199848171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143904.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

In 1988, sociology scholar Dr. Jewelle Taylor Gibbs was quoted as saying that, by the middle of the twenty-first century, “current racial categories in America will become almost meaningless.” In ... More


Transformation and Resistance in the Nueva New South

Mary E. Frederickson

in Looking South: Race, Gender, and the Transformation of Labor from Reconstruction to Globalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036038
eISBN:
9780813038469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036038.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes the demographic shift that has brought the Latino population of the region to over 11 million, with 10 million Latinos living in Texas and Florida and 1.6 million relatively new ... More


The Choice to Live Differently: Reimagining Integration at Century’s End

Abigail Perkiss

in Making Good Neighbors: Civil Rights, Liberalism, and Integration in Postwar Philadelphia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452284
eISBN:
9780801470851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452284.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the historical narrative of West Mount Airy Neighbors based on the speech of West Mount Airy Neighbors Association (WMAN) executive director Laura Siena. She said that the ... More


Conclusion: Japanese American Ethnic Legacies and the Future

Takeyuki Tsuda

in Japanese American Ethnicity: In Search of Heritage and Homeland Across Generations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479821785
eISBN:
9781479834976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479821785.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Returning to the various factors that cause some generations of Japanese Americans to emphasize ethnic heritage more than others, the concluding chapter reemphasizes that Japanese Americans have not ... More


Racial Mixture as a Presumed Complication in Antidiscrimination Law

Tanya Katerí Hernández

in Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479830329
eISBN:
9781479840748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479830329.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter will describe the social development of people increasingly identifying as multiracial, and introduce the social and legal implications of this. It will then identify the concept of ... More


Multiracial Employment Discrimination

Tanya Katerí Hernández

in Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479830329
eISBN:
9781479840748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479830329.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter will closely examine the context of employment discrimination as it is the arena in which the greatest number of multiracial discrimination claims are filed (as compared to other areas ... More


Multiracial Discrimination in Education

Tanya Katerí Hernández

in Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479830329
eISBN:
9781479840748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479830329.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Because the educational context was the site where the movement for multiracial identity recognition was launched, one might expect the school environment to have the clearest articulation of the ... More


Multiracial Housing and Public Accommodations Discrimination

Tanya Katerí Hernández

in Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479830329
eISBN:
9781479840748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479830329.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Distinctive from the context of workplace discrimination where multiracial complainants articulate their own legal complaints, the housing context is characterized by an absence of such direct ... More


Multiracial Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System

Tanya Katerí Hernández

in Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479830329
eISBN:
9781479840748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479830329.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

When mixed-race persons are removed from society because they have either been arrested or convicted of a criminal offense, the criminal justice system they enter is not devoid of racial hierarchy. ... More


Personal Racial Identity Equality

Tanya Katerí Hernández

in Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479830329
eISBN:
9781479840748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479830329.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter will delve into the question of what fundamentally concerns multiracial-identity scholars about the discrimination cases despite the fact that the empirical record does not by and large ... More


James E. Youngblood: Race, Family, and Farm Ownership in Jim Crow Texas

Keith J. Volanto

in Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule: African American Landowning Families since Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039862
eISBN:
9780813043777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039862.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Keith J. Volanto traces the history of one biracial man, James E. Youngblood, from his progenitors' trek from Alabama to Texas during the 1850s (including slaves and their white owners), his ... More


Land Ownership and the Color Line: African American Farmers in the Heartland, 1870s–1920s

Debra A. Reid

in Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule: African American Landowning Families since Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039862
eISBN:
9780813043777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039862.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Debra A. Reid addresses the tensions that emerged in a border area where North met South, rural met urban, and ethnic met American. She considers the ways that urban markets and ethnic diversity ... More


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