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The New White Nationalism in America : Its Challenge to Integration - Carol M. Swain

The New White Nationalism in America

Its Challenge to Integration

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Published: 14th July 2004
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Over the past ten years, a new white nationalist movement has gained strength in America, bringing with it the potential to disrupt already fragile race relations. Eschewing violence, this movement seeks to expand its influence mainly through argument and persuasion directed at its target audience of white Americans aggrieved over racial double standards, race-based affirmative action policies, high black-on-white crime rates, and liberal immigration policies. The movement has also been energized, Swain contends, by minority advocacy of multiculturalism. Due to its emphasis on group self-determination, multiculturalism has provided white nationalists with justification for advocating a parallel form of white solidarity. In addition, as Swain illustrates, technological advances such as the Internet have made it easier than ever before for white nationalists to reach a more mainstream audience. Swain's study is intended as a wake-up call to all Americans who cherish the Civil Rights Era vision of an integrated America, a common humanity, and equality before God and the law.

'... this book is well researched and forces the reader to view the issue of race in America from both ends of the spectrum.' Cercles

Introduction
Is There Cause for Alarm?
The new white nationalism
Racial holy war! - the beliefs and goals of the more radical racist right
Demographic change and immigration issues
Crime and fear of violence
Affirmative Action: Is This the Perfect Grievance?
Affirmative action: past and present
Framing effects, opinion surveys, and the evidence from focus groups
A grievance made to order?
The path from discrimination to reverse discrimination in higher education
What Can Happen to Young People in a Racially Charged Environment?
The growing competitiveness for college and university admissions
Multiculturalism and racial double standards
White nationalist recruitment in America
Remedies
A search for consensus in college and university admissions
Can religion promote greater racial and social harmony among America's diverse people?
Concluding observations and policy recommendations
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ISBN: 9780521545587
ISBN-10: 0521545587
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 556
Published: 14th July 2004
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 15.14  x 3.51
Weight (kg): 0.74