This book is designed to develop readers' understanding of the principles and processes that shape the patterns of relations between racial, ethnic, and other groups in society. A wide variety of information is provided about a number of such groups with an emphasis on the relationships between dominant (majority) and subordinate (minority) racial and ethnic groups in the United States and abroad. Coverage includes discussions on the latest African-American perspectives; the Census Bureau's decision to allow people to check more than one race in the 2000 census; the influence of the culture-of-poverty perspective on welfare reform legislation; interracial relationships; Neil Foley's award-winning book The White Scourge; the debate over Hemstein and Murray's The Bell Curve; how diversity programs helped an insurance company become more profitable; the rising debate over race/ethnicity and language; race/ethnicity in our schools; race/ethnicity online; affirmative action; welfare reform; wage and labor laws, minorities, and the growing income gap; the war on drugs; and more. For those interest in majority-minority relations or race and ethnic relations.
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The Status of Majority and Job Decentralization and Housing
Basic Terms Basic Terms and Concepts 5 Race and Ethnicity 5 BOX
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