Ronald Takaki


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in Oahu, Hawaii, The United States
April 12, 1939

Died
May 26, 2009

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Ronald Toshiyuki Takaki was an American academic, historian, ethnographer and author.

Average rating: 4.11 · 5,672 ratings · 373 reviews · 27 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Different Mirror: A Histo...

4.12 avg rating — 3,976 ratings — published 1993 — 12 editions
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Strangers from a Different ...

4.13 avg rating — 913 ratings — published 1989 — 6 editions
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Hiroshima: Why America Drop...

3.80 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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Double Victory: A Multicult...

3.88 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 2000 — 8 editions
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A Different Mirror for Youn...

4.30 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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Iron Cages: Race and Cultur...

4.12 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 1979 — 5 editions
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A Larger Memory: A History ...

3.83 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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Pau Hana: Plantation Life a...

4.05 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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From Different Shores: Pers...

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4.08 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1987 — 2 editions
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Debating Diversity: Clashin...

3.89 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2002
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“I believe our education system as a whole has not integrated the histories of all people into our education system, just the Eurocentric view of itself, and the White-centered view of African Americans, and even this is slim to nonexistent. What I find is that most people don't know the fact they don't know, because of the complete lack of information.”
Ronald Takaki, A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America

“the study of diversity is essential for understanding how and why America became what Walt Whitman called a “teeming nation of nations.”
Ronald Takaki, A Different Mirror

“Certain it is,” he predicted in his book The Land of Gold, published in 1855, “that the greater the diversity of colors and qualities of men, the greater will be the strife and conflict of feeling.” Helper insisted that America should be a homogeneous white society. Comparing the entry of the Chinese in the West to the existence of blacks in the East, he protested: “Our population was already too heterogeneous before the Chinese came. I should not wonder at all, if the copper of the Pacific yet becomes as great a subject of discord and dissension as the ebony of the Atlantic.”
Ronald Takaki, Strangers from a Different Shore