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Systemic racism in the United States : scaffolding as social construction / Robbie W.C. Tourse, Johnnie Hamilton-Mason, Nancy J. Wewiorski.

Author/Creator:
Tourse, Robbie W. C. (Robbie Welch Christler), author.
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication:
Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
xxii, 153 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
United States -- Race relations.
Racism -- United States.
Summary:
This important volume provides a powerful overview of racism in the United States: what it is, how it works, and the social, cultural, and institutional structures that have evolved to keep it in place. It dissects the rise of legalized discrimination against four major racial groups (First Nations, Africans, Mexicans, and Chinese) and its perpetuation as it affects these groups and new immigrants today. The book’s scaffolding framework--which takes in institutions from the government to our educational systems--explains why racism remains in place despite waves of social change. At the same time, authors describe social justice responses being used to erode racism in its most familiar forms, and at its roots. This timely resource: Examines the sociology of discrimination as a constant in daily life ; Traces the history of the legalization of racism in the United States ; Locates key manifestations of racism in the American psyche ; Links racism to other forms of discrimination ; Identifies the interlocking components of institutionalized racism ; Offers contemporary examples of resistance to racism. A forceful synthesis of history and social theory, Systemic Racism in the United States is vital reading for practitioners and other professionals in fields related to human rights, social policy, and psychology. And as a classroom text, it challenges its readers to deepen their understanding of both historical process and current developments.--Publisher website.
Contents:
Racial Scaffolding: Conceptual Overview
Discrimination
Institutional Legalization of Racism: Exploitation of the Core Groups
Immigration Through the Lens of Systemic Racism
The Infrastructure of Racism: The Psychic Dimensions
The Infrastructure of Racism: The Institutional Dimensions
Intersectionality: The Linkage of Racism with Other Forms of Discrimination
Racism and Social Justice
Deconstruction of Racism.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Class of 1924 Book Fund.
Contributor:
Class of 1924 Book Fund.
Hamilton-Mason, Johnnie, author.
Wewiorski, Nancy J., author.
ISBN:
3319722328
9783319722320
OCLC:
1009151523
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