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Racial and Ethnic Groups, Census Update

3.26  ·  Rating details ·  131 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
" "This best-selling Race & Ethnic Relations text is grounded in a socio-historical perspective with engaging stories and first person accounts." Racial and Ethnic Groups" helps students understand the changing dynamics of the U.S. population. By using a socio-historical perspective, the author frames issues by examining our history, exploring the current situation, an ...more
Hardcover, 458 pages
Published February 22nd 2010 by Prentice Hall (first published 1979)
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M
Jun 20, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!!
Justin
Nov 06, 2014 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.
Salimah
Sep 08, 2014 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
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
Camille
School textbook. Comprehensive and quite edifying.
Jenn Lambert
Jan 08, 2015 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
Mark Singer
Nov 08, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Required reading for school. It's a textbook, ok? Very dry, somewhat informative, and non-confrontational.
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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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