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Face To Face : The Changing State Of Racism Across America - James Waller

Face To Face

The Changing State Of Racism Across America

Paperback Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9780738206134
Number Of Pages: 272

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<>A bold and compelling analysis of race in America and the possibility for racial reconciliation.<>

Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Introduction: Waking Up to America's Dirty Little Secretp. 1
The Three Mythsp. 2
Myth That Life Is Good for Racial Minoritiesp. 2
Myth That Racism Is Decliningp. 4
Myth That America Can Be a Color-Blind Societyp. 9
Perspective of Bookp. 11
Organization of Bookp. 13
Background of Researchp. 13
Structure of Bookp. 16
Conclusionp. 19
The Foundations of "Isms": Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discriminationp. 21
The Foundations of Racismp. 25
Stereotypesp. 25
Prejudicep. 32
Discriminationp. 35
Relationship of Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discriminationp. 37
Is There a Relationship between Stereotypes and Prejudice?p. 38
Is There a Relationship between Stereotypes and Discrimination?p. 39
Is There a Relationship between Prejudice and Discrimination?p. 40
Conclusionp. 41
Racism 101p. 43
What Is Race?p. 43
Definition of Racismp. 45
Power and Racismp. 50
What's in a Name?p. 53
Conclusionp. 54
The Myth: Life Is Good for Racial Minoritiesp. 55
True Confessionsp. 56
Life Is Good for Racial Minorities in Americap. 59
Measures of Racist Stereotypes and Attitudesp. 59
Media Depictions of Minoritiesp. 61
Quality-of-Life Indicators for Minoritiesp. 62
Status of Race Relationsp. 66
Conclusionp. 67
The Reality: Life Isn't Good for Racial Minoritiesp. 69
Measures of Racist Stereotypes and Attitudesp. 69
Media Depictions of Minoritiesp. 72
Print Advertisementsp. 72
Television Advertisementsp. 73
Television Programmingp. 73
News Reportingp. 76
Quality-of-Life Indicators for Minoritiesp. 80
Economic Indicatorsp. 80
Educational Attainmentp. 85
General Social Well-Beingp. 91
Status of Race Relationsp. 92
Mistrustp. 93
White Indifferencep. 94
The Futurep. 94
Neighborhoodsp. 95
Schoolsp. 95
Hate Crimes and Groupsp. 96
Conclusionp. 97
The Changing Face of Racism in Americap. 99
What Is "Real" Racism?p. 100
The Distraction of Blatant Racismp. 102
Old-Fashioned Racismp. 105
Measuring Old-Fashioned Racismp. 106
The Decline of Old-Fashioned Racism?p. 107
The Decline in Old-Fashioned Racism Is Genuinep. 108
The Decline in Old-Fashioned Racism Is Genuine but Limitedp. 108
The Decline in Old-Fashioned Racism Is Not Genuinep. 110
Old-Fashioned Racism Has Mutated into a New Face of Racismp. 115
Conclusionp. 116
Modern Racism Unmaskedp. 119
Modern Racismp. 120
Measuring Modern Racismp. 121
Faces of Modern Racismp. 123
Aversive Racismp. 124
Symbolic Racismp. 126
The Tax of Modern Racismp. 135
The Range of Modern Racismp. 138
Conclusionp. 139
The Costs of Modern Racism: What Are We Losing?p. 141
Costs of Modern Racism to the Victimsp. 142
Psychological Costs of Modern Racism to the Victimsp. 142
Material Costs of Modern Racism to the Victimsp. 151
Costs of Modern Racism to Whitesp. 161
Psychological Costs of Modern Racism to Whitesp. 162
Material Costs of Modern Racism to Whitesp. 167
Conclusionp. 169
Can America Become a Color-Blind Society? The Cognitive Traps of Racismp. 171
The Trap of Social Categorizationp. 174
Consequences of Social Categorization: Who's In and Who's Out?p. 176
Summaryp. 181
The Trap of Automatic Cognitive Processingp. 181
The Trap of Explanationp. 183
Conclusionp. 188
Racial Reconciliation in America: How Do We Find Unity in Diversity?p. 191
Be a Good Reconciler: Nurture Skills of Listening and Disagreeingp. 192
The Art of Listeningp. 193
The Art of Disagreeingp. 184
Teach Yourself to Think: Control Cognitive Processing of Stereotypesp. 196
To Thine Own Self Be Known: Become More Self-Awarep. 199
Personal Racial, Ethnic, or Religious Storiesp. 199
Personal Stereotypes, Prejudices, and Discriminatory Behaviorsp. 202
Open Your Mind: Appreciate the Panorama of the Borderlandp. 203
Get in Touch: Engage in Personal Interaction with Racial Diversityp. 207
Can We Make the World a Better Place?p. 212
The Power of Many: Draw on the Strength of Communityp. 213
Invest in Our Future: Teach Antiracism Earlyp. 215
Conclusionp. 220
Appendixp. 221
Notesp. 227
Bibliographyp. 253
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9780738206134
ISBN-10: 073820613X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st January 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.45 x 15.19  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1