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Racial and Ethnic Groups

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For undergraduate Sociology courses in Race and Ethnic Relations. This best-selling text provides students with the most accessible, comprehensive and current introduction to the issues confronting racial and ethnic groups in both the U.S. and other countries. Organized first by issues and then by major racial and ethnic groups, the text examines each group's history, then ...more
Hardcover, 10th Edition
Published March 4th 2005 by Prentice Hall (first published January 1st 1979)
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Justin
Nov 20, 2014 Justin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book exemplifies what is wrong with higher education in America today. It does more to further stereotypes and racial bias than I could have imagined. The author clearly has a liberal agenda which is infused throughout the text. I pity the student that is forced into reading it.
M
Jun 20, 2009 M rated it really liked it
The average reader, author, reviewer makes incorrect assumptions constantly regarding race,ethnicity and color. This incorrect information is perniciously re-enforced to the detriment of movements towards an egalitarian society.

It is a must read for every one.Including fiction writers who use these themes. It is a textbook and it was purchased for $1.91 cents, no excuses!!
Jenn Lambert
Jan 08, 2015 Jenn Lambert rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I felt this book really wasn't helpful. It felt as though I was reading the same thing over and over again. Again....required reading for school. nough said
Sandy Williamson
It's a textbook, need I say more?
Salimah
Nov 05, 2014 Salimah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Salimah by: D. Hallstrom
This textbook gave simple, yet detailed overviews of different ethnicities and topics that were not teaming with facts, but praising with testimonials. I was glad and surprised by the fact that the chapter dedicated to Arab and Muslim Americans was very authentic when describing the Islamic religion. It did not seem opinionated, one-sided, or negative in anyway. Altogether, this textbook was easy to read and comprehend as well as intriguing with guiding personal stories and historical nuances wi ...more
Demian
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Samantha
Textbook for sociology class. Good overview of racial and ethnic relations and conditions in the United States. Gives a good historical and sociological background.

There's sections or each major ethnic group within the united states. The material is broad and contains the most essential and/or important studies and terms, but it's broad. It's sort of like a dictionary for racial and ethnic groups of the united states.

Chapters not read:
5, 13, 16
Beth
May 02, 2013 Beth rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Textbook for class Spring 2013.

Book was written well and included some informative sidebars.
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“Asian Americans, like Native Americans, are not evenly distributed across the United
States. To lump these people together ignores the sharp differences between them. Any
examination of Asian Americans quickly reveals their diversity, which will be apparent as
we focus on individual Asian American groups, beginning with Asian Indians.”
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“Like several other Asian immigrant groups, Asian Indians (or East Indians) are recent
immigrants. Only 17,000 total came from 1820 to 1965, with the majority of those arriving before 1917. These pioneers were subjected to some of the same anti-Asian measures
that restricted Chinese immigration. For example, the Supreme Court (1923) ruled that
an Asian Indian could not become a naturalized citizen because they were not White
and therefore were excluded under the 1917 law that applied to all natives of Asia. This
prohibition continued until 1946.”
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