America's Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color-Blind Politics: Education, Incarceration, Segregation, and the Future of the U.S. Multiracial Democracy

America's Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color-Blind Politics: Education, Incarceration, Segregation, and the Future of the U.S. Multiracial Democracy

By: Joshua Bassett (editor), Curtis Ivery (editor), Henry Louis Gates (contributor), Guinier Guinier (contributor), Grace Lee Boggs (contributor), Benjamin DeMott (contributor), Herbert Herbert (contributor), Houston A. Baker (contributor), Erica Frankenberg (contributor), Andrew Grant-Thomas (contributor)Hardback

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In America's Urban Crisis and the Advent of Color-blind Politics, Ivery and Bassett combine their own experience in the field of civil rights with contributions of urban studies experts to provide an overview of scholarship on the urban underclass. This look into the modern racial politics of America's cities encourages readers not only to be aware of inequalities, but to engage in efforts to change them.

About Author

Curtis Ivery, Ed. D., Chancellor of the Wayne County Community College District in Detroit. He was formerly Commissioner of Human Services in Arkansas under Governor William Clinton. He has been engaged in civil rights projects for more than three decades and has published extensively on civil rights issues. Joshua Bassett, coeditor, is Director of the Institute for Social Progress, a civil rights and educational institute located at Wayne County Community College District. He was executive director of the "Educational Summit: Detroit and the Crisis in Urban America Conference" (broadcast nationally on C-Span network) as well as the national "Rebuilding Lives" criminal justice conference, held in Detroit in 2004. His current academic work concerns the application of semiotic theory to studies of color-blind ideology.


Acknowledgments Foreword by Cornel West Preface Chapter 1: Introduction and Theoretical Overview Chapter 2: Color-blind Ideology and the Urban Crisis "Color-blindness, Racism, and Multiracial Democracy" Michael Omi "Difference,' Emiseration, and America's Urban Crisis" Houston Baker "Sure, We're All Just One Big Happy Family" Benjamin Demott "Immigration, Education, and the Media" Maria Hinojosa "Incarcerated and Disappeared in the Land of the Free" Trinh Minh-Ha Chapter 3: Mass Incarceration and the Urban Crisis "Mass Incarceration, Civil Death, and the New Racial Domain" Manning Marable "Mass Incarceration, Race, and Criminal Justice Policy" Marc Mauer "Racial Profiling and Imprisonment of the Mentally Ill" Bob Herbert "The Case of Jonathan Magbie" Colbert I. King Chapter 4: Segregation and the Urban Crisis "Race and Residential Segregation in Detroit" john powell and John Telford "Health Care as a Civil Rights Issue" Alvin F. Poussaint "A Call for Multicultural Dialogues" James J. Zogby "American Education: Still Separate, Still Unequal" Arthur Levine Chapter 5: Education and the Urban Crisis "Toward a Paradigm Shift in Our Concept of Education" Grace Lee Boggs "Writing and Multiracial Education" Nell Irvin Painter "Police In Schools: Can a Law Enforcement Orientation Be Reconciled With an Educational Mission?" Johanna Wald and Lisa Thurau "Pursuing the Promise of Brown in the 21st Century" Erica Frankenberg Chapter 6: Multiracial Democracy and the Urban Crisis "In Our Lifetime" Henry Louis Gates, Jr. "Making Every Vote Count" Lani Guinier "Segregation by Race, Segregation from Opportunity, and the Subversion of Multiracial Democracy in Detroit" Andrew Grant-Thomas "How We Are White" Gary Howard Chapter 7: Conclusion

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  • ISBN13: 9781442210998
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 168
  • ID: 9781442210998
  • weight: 485
  • ISBN10: 1442210990

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