America Beyond Black and White: How Immigrants and Fusions are Helping Us Overcome the Racial Divide (Contemporary Political and Social Issues)

America Beyond Black and White: How Immigrants and Fusions are Helping Us Overcome the Racial Divide (Contemporary Political and Social Issues)

By: Ronald Fernandez (author)Hardback

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"America Beyond Black and White" is a call for a new way of imagining race in America. For the first time in U.S. history, the black-white dichotomy that has historically defined race and ethnicity is being challenged, not by a small minority, but by the fastest-growing and arguably most vocal segment of the increasingly diverse American population - Mexicans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Indians, Arabs, and many more - who are breaking down and recreating the very definitions of race. Drawing on interviews with hundreds of Americans who don't fit conventional black/white categories, the author invites us to empathize with these "doubles" and to understand why they may represent our best chance to throw off the strictures of the black/white dichotomy. The revolution is already underway, as newcomers and mixed-race "fusions" refuse to engage in the prevailing Anglo-Protestant culture. Americans face two choices: understand why these individuals think as they do, or face a future that continues to define us by what divides us rather than by what unites us.

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About Author

Ronald Fernandez is Professor of Sociology in the Criminal Justice Department at Central Connecticut State University.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/10/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780472116096
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780472116096
  • weight: 581
  • ISBN10: 0472116096

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