In the News: Racism in America?

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Week of July 27, 2009

News Item: The recent arrest of African American scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and comments from President Barack Obama regarding the incident have prompted discussions about the current state of race in America. Have racial tensions eased since the U.S. elected its first Black president? Does racism exist in 2009? Here are some titles that discuss racial inequality, institutional racism, reverse discrimination, and more.


African Americans and the Culture of Pain
By Debra Walker King. University of Virginia Press, 2008
Call Number: E185.625 .K56 2008

America Beyond the Color Line (DVD)
Directed by Daniel Percival and Mary Crisp. PBS Home Video, 2005
Call Number: E185.86 .A414 2005 (Boca Raton Media Center)

The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama
By Gwen Ifill. Doubleday, 2009
Call Number: E185.615 .I34 2009

The Browning of America and the Evasion of Social Justice
By Ronald R. Sundstrom. SUNY Press, 2008
Call Number: E184 .A1 S963 2008

The Coming Race War in America: A Wake-Up call
By Carl T. Rowan. Little, Brown, 1996
Call Number: E185.615 .R68 1996 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

Commemorating Brown: The Social Psychology of Racism and Discrimination
Edited by Glenn Adams et al. American Psychological Association, 2008
Call Number: E185.61 .C723 2008

Emerging Intersections: Race, Class, and Gender in Theory, Policy, and Practice
Edited by Bonnie Thornton Dill and Ruth Enid Zambrana. Rutgers University Press, 2009
Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary

The Everyday Language of White Racism
By Jane H. Hill. Wiley-Blackwell, 2008
Call Number: P120 .R32 H55 2008

Hope on a Tightrope: Words & Wisdom
By Cornel West. Smiley Books, 2008
Call Number: E185.86 .W438 2008 (CD with same call number also available in Boca Raton Media Center)

How Does it Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America
By Moustafa Bayoumi. Penguin Press, 2008
Call Number: E184 .A65 B35 2008

How Race Survived US History: From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama Phenomenon
By David R. Roediger. Verso, 2008
Call Number: E184 .A1 R642 2008

Institutional Racism: A Primer on Theory and Strategies for Social Change
By Shirley Better. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008
Call Number: E185.615 .B48 2008

Minority Report: Evaluating Political Equality in America
By John D. Griffin and Brian Newman. University of Chicago Press, 2008
Call Number: JK1764 .G743 2008 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

The Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism
By Rosalind S. Chou and Joe R. Feagin. Paradigm Publishers, 2008
Call Number: E184 .A75 C515 2008

Near Black: White-to-Black Passing in American Culture
By Baz Dreisinger. University of Massachusetts Press, 2008
Call Number: E184 .A1 D73 2008

The New Color Line: How Quotas and Privilege Destroy Democracy
By Paul Craig Roberts & Lawrence M. Stratton. Regnery Pub., 1995
Call Number: JC599 .U5 R56 1995

New Race Politics in America: Understanding Minority and Immigrant Politics
Edited by Jane Junn and Kerry L. Haynie. Cambridge University Press, 2008
Call Number: JK1965 .N48 2008

The New Racism: Reverse Discrimination in America
By Lionel Lokos. Arlington House, 1971
Call Number: E185.61 .L666

Offender Profiling: An Introduction to the Sociopsychological Analysis of Violent Crime
By George B. Palermo and Richard N. Kocsis. Charles C. Thomas, 2005
Call Number: HV6080 .P32 2005

Pathology of Privilege: Racism, White Denial & the Costs of Inequality (DVD)
Produced by Sut Jhally. Media Education Foundation, 2008
Call Number: E184 .A1 P338 2008 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Race and Arab Americans Before and After 9/11: From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects
Edited by Amaney Jamal and Nadine Naber. Syracuse University Press, 2008
Call Number: E184 .A65 R33 2008

Race, Police, and the Making of a Political Identity: Mexican Americans and the Los Angeles Police Department, 1900-1945
By Edward J. Escobar. University of California Press, 1999
Call Number: HV8148 .L55 E73 1999 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

Race Rule: Navigating the Color Line
By Michael Eric Dyson. Addison-Wesley, 1996
Call Number: E185.615.D95 1996 (Also available via Black Thought & Culture)

Racial Discrimination: Institutional Patterns and Politics
By Masoud Kamali. Routledge, 2009
Call Number: HT1521 .K36 2009

The Racial Middle: Latinos and Asian Americans Living Beyond the Racial Divide
By Eileen O’Brien. New York University Press, 2008
Call Number: E184 .S75 O275 2008 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

Racial Profiling
Edited by Kris Hirschmann. Greenhaven Press, 2006
Call Number: HV7936 .R3 R325 2006 (At Jupiter)

Racial Profiling
By Fred C. Pampel. Facts on File, 2004
Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary

Reverse Discrimination: Dismantling the Myth
By Fred L. Pincus. Lynne Rienner, 2003
Call Number: JC599 .U5 P478 2003 (At Jupiter)

Taking it Like a Man: White Masculinity, Masochism, and Contemporary American Culture
By David Savran. Princeton University Press, 1998
Call Number: HQ1090.3 .S28 1998 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Race and Ethnicity
Edited by Raymond d’Angelo and Herbert Douglas. McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2008
Call Number: E184 .A1 T355 2008

Theorizing Discrimination in an Era of Contested Prejudice: Discrimination in the United States
By Samuel Roundfield Lucas. Temple University Press, 2008
Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man
By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Random House, 1997
Call Number: E185.86 .G374 1997

Twenty-First Century Color Lines: Multiracial Change in Contemporary America
Edited by Andrew Grant-Thomas and Gary Orfield. Temple University Press, 2009
Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary

Waiting for Lightning to Strike: The Fundamentals of Black Politics
By Kevin Alexander Gray. CounterPunch/AK Press, 2008
Call Number: E185.615 .G73 2008

“We Shall Independent Be”: African American Place Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the United States
Edited by Angel David Nieves and Leslie M. Alexander. University Press of Colorado, 2008
Call Number: E185.86 .W434 2008

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
By Tim Wise. Soft Skull Press, 2008
Call Number: E185.615 .W565 2008