This unique collection brings together selections from the work that has defined our understanding of racism. Every significant contribution to the analysis of racism over the past 50 years are comprised in this one book, including extracts from Myrdal's An American Dilemma, Cox's Marxist theory, Carmichael and Hamilton's introduction of the term ‘institutional racism’ and recent textual analyses. Ordered chronologically, so that the reader can work through the narrative of changes coherently, each contribution is introduced by the editors and the whole collection is bound together by introductory and concluding chapters. The result is an unparalleled teaching and study resource. No other book presents the highlights, range and complexity of the various attempts to unravel racism, in such a comprehensive and panoramic way.

Blacks and Other Racial Minorities: The Significance of Color in Inequality

Blacks and other racial minorities: The significance of color in inequality
Joe T.Darden

By examining the extent and patterns of housing segregation, Darden shows that blacks tend to experience residential discrimination to a far greater degree than other groups, including Latinos, and Asians. The author concludes that discrimination against blacks in the current period is a major problem as it was reported by the Kerner Commission in 1968. But Darden goes further and claims, unlike others like William J. Wilson for instance, that the basis of the continuing discrimination is skin color. He cites two major studies that show ‘discrimination based on skin color to be the major factor hampering black American from achieving success at ...

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