Racist America by Joe R. Feagin
Roots, Current Realities, and Future Reparations

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Despite the apparent advances since the civil rights era, America remains fundamentally racist, argues award-winning author Joe Feagin. Racist America is a bold, thoughtful exploration of the ubiquity of race in contemporary life. From a black New Jersey dentist stopped by police more than 100 times for driving to work in an expensive car to the labourer who must defend his promotion against charges of undeserved affirmative action, Feagin lays bare the economic, ideologic, and political structure of American racism. In doing so he develops an antiracist theory rooted not only in the latest empirical data but also in the current reality of racism in the U.S.
 

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Joe R. Feagin, currently Ella C. McFadden Professor at Texas A&M University, graduated from Baylor University in 1960 and acquired his Ph.D. in sociology at Harvard University in 1966. Feagin has taught at the University of Massachusetts (Boston), University of California (Riverside), University of Texas, University of Florida, and Texas A&M University. Feagin has done much research work on racism and sexism issues and has served as the scholar in residence at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He has written 53 books, one of which ("Ghetto Revolts") was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is the 2006 recipient of a Harvard Alumni Association achievement award and was the 1999 2000 president of the American Sociological Association.
 
Published July 25, 2000 by Routledge. 304 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A sometimes searing indictment of American racial practices.

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Feagin's voluminous, relentless book testifies to both the strengths and the flaws of applying a sociological approach to the intricate issues of racism in America. Most social scientists, according t

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Most social scientists, according to this sociologist at the University of Florida (White Racism, etc.) and president of the American Sociological Association, see racism ""as something tacked on to an otherwise healthy American society."" But Feagin contends that the system embeds racism at the ...

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The portrayal of people of color in these costumes was performed through age-old elite white racist stereotyping from the white racial frame.

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His apologetic actions play into the white racial frame by pushing white racism, past or present, to the margins of society, rather than being seen as inherent in the dominant white perspective and perpetuated, allowed, or beheld as actions by many, if not all, whites.

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google white slaves in america.i do not mean indentured servent.irish,scot and english saxons were inslaved before blacks.i guess we were the trial run.kids kidnaped of english streets sent to america.everything i mean everything that happened to black slaves happen to white slaves.irish women we...

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