Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White

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Basic Books, 2002 - Social Science - 399 pages
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In the tradition of W. E. B. Du Bois, Cornel West, and other public intellectuals who confronted the "color line" of the twentieth century, journalist, law professor, and activist Frank H. Wu offers a unique perspective on how changing ideas of racial identity will affect race relations in the new century.Often provocative and always thoughtful, this book addresses some of the most controversial contemporary issues: discrimination, immigration, diversity, globalization, and the mixed-race movement, introducing the example of Asian Americans to shed new light on the current debates. Combining personal anecdotes, social-science research, legal cases, history, and original journalistic reporting, Wu discusses damaging Asian American stereotypes such as "the model minority" and "the perpetual foreigner." By offering new ways of thinking about race in American society, Wu's work challenges us to make good on our great democratic experiment.

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User Review  - kchung_kaching - LibraryThing

Professor Wu clearly dissects the reasons why the "model minority" label does more damage than good for Asians and Asian Americans. Read full review

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User Review  - James Pritchert - Goodreads

I read this but I was not entirely pleased with it. I did meet and talk to the author at a book signing. He is a great speaker and a professor at Howard University at the time of our meeting. Read full review


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Frank H. Wu is a law professor at Howard University Law School.

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