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.

Talking About Race, Learning About Racism: The Application of Racial Identity Development Theory in the Classroom

Talking about race, learning about racism: The application of racial identity development theory in the classroom
Beverly DanielTatum

While some people would acknowledge, as does Beverly Daniel Tatum, that racism is a ‘pervasive aspect of US socialization’ and molds significantly social, economic, and political relations, others would deny this reality. In the latter case there may be individuals and groups who resent even the raising of the possibility of racism, and resist talking about this problem. Beverly Daniel Tatum examines how racism is raised and discussed in the classroom. She identifies several presumptions about race and racism that make it difficult for US students to discuss this topic openly and honestly. ...

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