This book examines the conceptual, historical and practical implications that various social policies in the US have had on ethnic minorities (defined broadly as African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos and Asian Americans). More importantly, it shows how these groups have responded to and resisted these policies from a strengths-based approach, rather than presenting them as passive victims as many other current texts do.
Introduction Part I. Regulation and Resistance Among African Americans 1. Regulating the Lives of Children: Kinship Care as a Cultural Resistance Strategy of the African American Community 2. African American Club Women's Resistance to Oppressive Public Policy in the Early 20th Century 3. Involuntary Commitment Policy: Disparities in Admissions of African American Men to State Mental Hospitals 4. Racial Control and Resistance Among African Americans in the Aftermath of the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 Part II. Regulation and Resistance Among Asian Pacific Americans 5. A Historical Understanding of Korean Americans' Immigration and Resistance Against All Odds: From Hawaii to New York 6. Japanese American Resistance to World War II: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Policies 7. Social Exclusion as a Form of Regulation: Experiences and Lessons Learned in the New York Asian American Community 8. The Impact of Deportation on Chinese Americans: A Family's Pain, a Community's Struggle Part III. Regulation and Resistance Among Latino/Latina Americans 9. Latin@s in the Public Square: Understanding Hispanics Through the Prism of United States Immigration Policy 10. Immigration, Dehumanization, and Resistance to U.S. Immigraton Policies: Pushing Against the Boundary 11. Fear of Calling the Police: Regulation and Resistance Around Immigration Enforcement Activities 12. Creating the Latino Agenda for Eliminating Health Disparities in Communities: A Call to Action Part IV. Regulation and Resistance Among First Nation Americans 13. Indigenist Oppression and Resistance in Indian Child Welfare: Reclaiming Our Children 14. American Indian Child Welfare: The Impact of Federal Regulation and Tribal Resistance on Policies and Practice 15. Restrictions on Indigenous Spirituality in the Land of the Free: "A Cruel and Surreal Result" Conclusion