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Race and Ethnicity in America (Paperback) (John Iceland)
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Race and Ethnicity in America examines patterns and trends in racial and ethnic inequality over recent decades. John Iceland shows how color lines have generally softened over time in the United States but deep-seated inequalities remain—generally, blacks, American Indians, and some Hispanics fare less well than others. Among these groups, the underlying causes of the disadvantages vary, ranging from the legacy of racism, current discrimination, differences of human capital, the unfolding process of immigrant incorporation, and cultural responses to structural conditions. Throughout the book, Iceland also demonstrates that the ways Americans define racial and ethnic groups, along with changing patterns of identification in the U.S. population, influence our understanding of patterns and trends in racial and ethnic inequality.
Number of Pages: 202
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Sociology in the 21st Century
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: John Iceland
Street Date: February 14, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-7489
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