Ethnic Studies

Ethnic studies is the interdisciplinary study of racialized peoples in the across the world in relation to ethnicity. It evolved in the second half of the 20th century partly in response to charges that traditional disciplines such as anthropology, history, English, ethnology, Asian studies, and orientalism were imbued with an inherently eurocentric perspective. Ethnic Studies was created to teach the stories, histories, struggles and triumphs of people of color on their own terms.

Between the World and Me
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza
The Souls of Black Folk
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Black Skin, White Masks
Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America
The Wretched of the Earth
The Fire Next Time
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (ReVisioning American History, #3)
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

Most Read This Week

Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican Migration
The Saint of Incipient Insanities by Elif ShafakNuestra América by José MartíBanjo by Claude McKayThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot DíazNetherland by Joseph O'Neill
Transnational American Literature
10 books — 2 voters
Animal Farm by George OrwellReservation Blues by Sherman AlexieThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins1984 by George OrwellBless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
Books Banned in Arizona 2012
45 books — 18 voters

Related Genres

Scientists found that there are exactly as many skin pigment colors to the various races of this world as there are different colors of soil [dirt].
Stacy R. Webb

Relatively homogeneous societies invest more in public goods, indicating a higher level of public altruism. For example, the degree of ethnic homogeneity correlates with the government's share of gross domestic product as well as the average wealth of citizens. Case studies of the United States find that multi-ethnic societies are less charitable and less able to cooperate to develop public infrastructure. A recent multi-city study of municipal spending on public goods in the United States found ...more
Frank K. Salter, On Genetic Interests: Family, Ethnicity, and Humanity in an Age of Mass Migration

More quotes...