Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States

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Through individual stories, essays, poetry, and critical analyses, Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States, Sixth Edition, introduces issues of race, class, and gender within an interdisciplinary framework. Themes of identity, power, and change are examined from many different perspectives and voices. Unlike most texts that focus on minorities victimized by discrimination, this anthology includes the experiences of the privileged and of those who resist change, and reinforces students’ understanding that they can effect changes in their lives and in society.

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Through individual stories, essays, poetry, and critical analyses, Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States, Sixth Edition, introduces issues of race, class, and gender within an interdisciplinary framework. Themes of identity, power, and change are examined from many different perspectives and voices. Unlike most text...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.1 × 7.5 × 0.8 inPublished:September 13, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface

Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States

Identity

Part I Racial and Ethnic Identity

1. Just 'Cause I'm Mixed | Afro DZ ak (Peter Shungu)

2. American Anthropological Association "Statement on Race"

3. Ethnicity in American Life: The Historical Perspective | John Hope Franklin

4. Toward a More Perfect Union | Barack Obama

5. 150 Years after Fort Sumter: Why We're Still Fighting the Civil War | David von Drehle

6. Every Good-bye Ain't Gone | James Baldwin

7. The Loudest Voice | Grace Paley

8. To Be Hopi or American | Polingaysi Qoyawayma (Elizabeth Q. White)

9. People of Color Who Never Felt They Were Black | Darryl Fears

10. Rosa Wakefield | John Langston Gwaltney

11. Are Doctors' Offices Places for Racial Profiling?| Thomson American Health Consultant

12. In Search of Bruce Lee's Grave | Shanlon Wu

13. American Dreamer | Bharati Mukherjee

14. On the Other Side of the War: A Story | Elizabeth Gordon

15. Medicalization of Racial Features: Asian American Women and Cosmetic Surgery | Eugenia Kaw

16. Before the Great Gorge | Carlos Cumpián

17. Race in a Genetic World | Harvard Magazine

18. Define 'Real Indians' | Kevin Noble Maillard

Part II Gender and Sexual Identity

19. In the Beginning There Are Babies | Angela Phillips

20. Soldier Tells Dad He's Gay on YouTube | msnbc.com

21. Time Warp in the Toy Store | Ellen J. Reifler

22. Where I Come From Is Like This | Paula Gunn Allen

23. The Male Role Stereotype | Doug Cooper Thompson

24. Transgender Rights in the United States: A Short History | Tom Head

25. A Transsexual's Story | Jessica R. Stearns

26. Two Sexes Are Not Enough | Anne Fausto-Sterling

27. The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage | Andrew Sullivan

28. When the Political Is Personal | Ann Marie Nicolosi

Suggestions for Responding to Part II

Part III Economics and the American Dream

29. Decloaking Class: Why Class Identity and Consciousness Count | Janet Zandy

30. The Truth About Growing Up Rich | Sallie Bingham

31. Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education | bell hooks

32. Daddy Tucked the Blanket | Randall Williams

33. "We're Not Bums" | Peter Swet

34. Poverty or at Home in a Car | Jackie Spinks

Suggestions for Responding to Part III
Suggestion for Responding to Identity

Power

Part IV Power and Racism

35. The 2000 Presidential Election in Black and White | Frank Louis Rusciano

36. Blacks Upbeat about Black Progress, Prospects: A Year after Obama's Election | Pew Research Center

37.Historical Discrimination in the Immigration Laws | U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

38. Immigration Laws since 1980: The Closing Door | Barbara Franz

39. The Impact of Immigration Raids on Children | Randy Capps and Rosa Maria Castaneda

40. State of Hate | CivilRights.org

41. 2-205 | Reshma Baig

42. Something About the Subject Makes It Hard to Name | Gloria Yamato

43. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack | Peggy McIntosh

44. Native Americans vs. the U.S. Government | Michael Dorris

45. Urban Indians | Roberta Fiske-Rusciano

46. Sex, Class, and Race Intersections: Visions of Women of Color | Carol Lee Sanchez

47. Crimes Against Humanity | Ward Churchill

48. Anti-Semitism in the United States | Robert Cherry

49. Seeing More Than Black and White | Elizabeth Martinez

50. Behind Barbed Wire | John Hersey

51. Asian Americans Battle "Model Minority" Stereotype | Robert Daseler

52. "Jim Crow" Law | Benjamin Quarles

53. Jim Crow Revived in Cyberspace | Greg Palast and Martin Luther King III

54. The Negro a Beast... or in the Image of God? | Earl Ofari Hutchinson

55. Emmett Louis Till, 1941-1955 | Southern Poverty Law Center

56. Subtle vs. Overt Racism | David K. Shipler

57. Blacks Feel Indignities | Robert Anthony Watts

Suggestions for Responding to Part IV

Part V Power and Sexism

58. Citizenship and Violence | The American Prospect

59. Manhood on the Mat | Jackson Katz and Sut Jhally

60. How the Entertainment Industry Degrades Women | Martha Burk and Kirsten Shaw

61. Losing a Church, Keeping the Faith | Andrew Sullivan

62. Sexual Harassment: The Nature of the Beast | Anita Hill

63. Like a Smack in the Face: Pornography in the Trades | Barbara Trees

64. Bad Sports | Mariah Burton Nelson

65. A More Hidden Crime: Adolescent Battered Women | Nancy Worcester

66. Why Doesn't She Just Leave? | Clarethia Ellerbe

67. Rape and Sexual Assault | James A. Doyle

68. Fraternities of Fear | Kathleen Hirsch

69. "The Rape" of Mr. Smith | Unknown

70. 1-2 Punch: A Major Blow to Roe | Allison Stevens

71. Erosion of Unions Hurts Women, Particularly Latinas | Linda Chavez-Thompson and Gabriela Lemus

Suggestions for Responding to Part V

Part VI Power and Classism

72. Warren Buffett Calls for Higher Taxes for US Super-Rich" | Graeme Wearden

73. Imagine a Country | Holly Sklar

74. Bulging Jails Are Other American Exception | Albert R. Hunt

75. More Small Businesses Offering Health Care to Employees Thanks to Obamacare | Rick Ungar

76. The Great Divide | David Moberg

77. Institutionalized Discrimination | Robert Cherry

78. Jury Whops Insurer | Leslie Brown

79. The Spectre of Regionalism | Hunter O'Hara

80. Persistent Welfare Stereotypes | Renu Nahata

81. The Root Causes of Homelessness in American Cities | Doug A. Timmer, D. Stanley Eitzen, and Kathryn D. Talley

82. Orsted Speaks on Environmental Racism | Aaron Frasier

Suggestions for Responding to Part VI

Part VII Race, Class, and Gender after 9/11 and Post-Katrina

83. Immigrant Families Condemn Racial Targeting | Tram Nguyen

84. America's Challenge: Domestic Security, Civil Liberties, and National Unity After September 11 | Muzaffar A. Chishti, Doris Meissner, Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Jay Peterzell, Michael J. Wishnie, and Stephen W. Yale-Loehr

85. Religion and Mental Health: The Case of American Muslims | Amber Haque

86. "Empty Seats in the Lifeboat": 9/11 Fallout Stalls Refugees | Donovan Slack

87. Working Class Women as War Heroes | Farai Chideya

88. Phoenix Rising from the Waters: The Post-Katrina Renewal of the New Orleans East Vietnamese Community | Mary Sue Ply

89. "We Are Not the Enemy": Hate Crimes Against Arabs, Muslims, and Those Perceived to Be Arab or Muslim After September 11 | Human Rights Watch

Suggestions for Responding to Part VII
Suggestions for Responding to Power

Change

Part VIII Taking Action

90. Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum by | Eric Holder

91. Diversity and Its Discontents | Arturo Madrid

92. Breakfast at Perkins | Derek Schork

93. What Occupy Wall Street Demands of Our Leaders | Alaina Love

94. Going Public with Our Vision | Charlotte Bunch

95. A Manifesto for Men | Andrew Kimbrell

96. Resistance to Change | Kathleen Ryan

97. Battered Women | Cynthia Diehm and Margo Ross

98. Freedom for the Thought We Hate | Gerald Gunther

99. Acknowledging the Victims' Cry | Charles R. Lawrence III

Suggestions for Responding to Part VIII

Part IX Change Makers

100. "Boys State" from Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life | Michael Moore

101. Victory at Arnot | Mary Harris "Mother" Jones

102. The Organizer's Tale | César Chávez

103. The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act | Ramon Johnson

104. Free at Last | Southern Poverty Law Center

105. The Movement | Anne Moody

106. Freedom Is a Constant Struggle | Muriel Tillinghast

107. "Don't Tell Us It Can't Be Done" | Michael Ryan

108. Saving Native Lands | Valerie Taliman

109. Cecilia Fire Thunder: She Inspires Her People | Ann Davis

110. Claiming Respect for Ancestral Remains: Repatriation and the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma | Robert L. Cast, Bobby Gonzalez, and Timothy K. Perttula

111. Friends of Justice: Take Heart | Deb Price

Suggestions for Responding to Part IX
Suggestions for Responding to Change

CREDITS

INDEX