Does race still matter? In the United States, legal categories of race continue to multiply. Have these official definitions, once constructed by a white majority for exclusionary and oppressive ends, successfully transformed into tools for enforcing civil rights? After a historical background, Lott gives a detailed explanation of the origins and implications of Directive 15 - a critical juncture in the recent legal development of census and national data categories. She then turns to the complexities of Asian American identities, deconstructing widely accepted minority/majority classifications, and historicizing the changing definitions of those labels.
Lott has written a clear, concise book for the layman as well as social scientist that should be read by people of all races.--Deh-I Hsiung, Senior Program Analyst, National Science Foundation
chapter 1 About the Author chapter 2 Acknowledgment chapter 3 Dedication chapter 4 What Are You chapter 5 Chapter One Race: A Major Organizing Principle chapter 6 Chapter Two Directive 15 Origins chapter 7 Chapter Three Continuing Utility of Directive 15 chapter 8 Chapter Four Asian Americans: A Racial Category chapter 9 Chapter Five Asian Americans: A Multiplicity of Identities chapter 10 Bibliography chapter 11 Index
Series: Critical Perspectives on Asian Pacific Americans (Paperback)
Number Of Pages: 116
Published: 9th March 1998
Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.89 x 15.52
Weight (kg): 0.2