The Many Costs of Racism

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2005 - Social Science - 250 pages
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What is it like to be a black person in America today? The voices of middle class African Americans captured in this book will surprise those who think the era of racial discrimination is past. The Many Costs of Racism is a vivid account of the mental, physical health, and economic effects of everyday racism for Black Americans—and of racism's high costs for all Americans. Drawing on well documented studies, it vividly portrays the damage done to individuals, families, and communities by stress from workplace discrimination. It shows the strong connection between discrimination and health problems, describing these as OcostsO above and beyond the economic trials of discrimination. The book is an ideal text, accessible to students in sociology, law, psychology, and medicine.
 

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Contents

The Many Costs of White Racism
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The Psychological and Energy Costs of Contemporary Racism
The Physical Health Consequences of Racism
The Family and Community Costs of Racism
Fighting and Managing Everyday Racism An Array of Strategies
Combating Racism Active Behavioral Strategies
Racism and the US Health Care System
Notes
Index
About the Authors
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Joe R. Feagin is professor of sociology at the University of Florida. Karyn D. McKinney is professor of sociology at Altoona College, Penn State University.

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