The second edition of Melanie Bush's acclaimed Everyday Forms of Whiteness looks at the often-unseen ways racism impacts our lives. The author has interviewed and surveyed hundreds of college students and reveals that even though we talk as though we live in a "post-racial" world after the election of Barack Obama, racism is still very much a factor in everyday life. The second edition incorporates new data and interviews to show how the everyday thinking of ordinary people contributes to the perpetuation of systemic racialized inequality. The book introduces key terms for the study for race and ethnicity, reveals the mechanisms that support the racial hierarchy in U.S. society, then outlines ways we can challenge long-standing patterns of racial inequality.
Melanie E. L. Bush is associate professor of sociology and anthropology at Adelphi University. She has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and presented at a range of national conferences particularly in the fields of sociology and anthropology, and in 2003 she was a prize winner of the Praxis Award, given by the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists for outstanding achievement in translating knowledge into action in addressing contemporary social problems.
List of Abbreviations Foreword by Joe R. Feagin Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1: The Here and Now Chapter 2: White, Black, and Places "In Between" Chapter 3: American Identity, Democracy, the Flag, and the Foreign-Born Experience Chapter 4: Making Sense, Nonsense, and No Sense of Race and Rules Chapter 5: Poverty, Wealth, Discrimination, and Privilege Chapter 6: Cracks in the Wall of Whiteness: Desperately Seeking Agency and Optimism Epilogue: How Things Change as They Remain the Same Afterword Bibliography Notes Index About the Author