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Experiencing racism : exploring discrimination through the eyes of college students / Richard Seltzer and Nicole E. Johnson.

By: Seltzer, Richard, Ph. D.
Contributor(s): Johnson, Nicole E, 1973-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, [2009]Copyright date: ©2009Description: xxvii, 277 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780739134313 (cloth : alk. paper); 0739134310 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780739134320 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0739134329 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780739134337 (electronic); 0739134337 (electronic).Subject(s): Discrimination in education -- United States | Minority college students -- United States -- Attitudes | African American college students -- United States -- Attitudes | College students, White -- United States -- Attitudes | Blacks -- Race identity -- United States | Race discrimination -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Experiencing racism.DDC classification: 378.1/9829 | 370.193 Other classification: 10 | 24,2 | 5,3 | AL 17900 | DU 6002 | DV 2850
Contents:
Childhood -- Family -- Friends -- School -- Teachers and school administrators -- Dating -- Sports -- Service and shopping -- Discrimination -- Stereotyped -- Racial slurs -- Skin color -- Language -- Other ethnic -- Self-image -- Violence -- Police -- Is prejudiced -- No racism.
Summary: "Experiencing Racism provides a thought-provoking and thorough analysis of how race is lived in America. Collecting essays on personal experiences of race and racism from a wide spectrum of college students, the authors employ existing social science literature and textual analysis to illustrate common themes and departures. The essays and associated analyses capture the impact of racism on its perpetrators and victims, highlighting how individuals choose to cope with racist experiences in their lives. Relevant empirical literature is interwoven throughout the chapters to demonstrate the intersection between existing empirical research and real-life experiences. This book is a depiction of race in America that goes beyond black and white to show how the changing racial contours of America are impacting the ways we view and experience racism."--Page 4 of cover.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Childhood -- Family -- Friends -- School -- Teachers and school administrators -- Dating -- Sports -- Service and shopping -- Discrimination -- Stereotyped -- Racial slurs -- Skin color -- Language -- Other ethnic -- Self-image -- Violence -- Police -- Is prejudiced -- No racism.

"Experiencing Racism provides a thought-provoking and thorough analysis of how race is lived in America. Collecting essays on personal experiences of race and racism from a wide spectrum of college students, the authors employ existing social science literature and textual analysis to illustrate common themes and departures. The essays and associated analyses capture the impact of racism on its perpetrators and victims, highlighting how individuals choose to cope with racist experiences in their lives. Relevant empirical literature is interwoven throughout the chapters to demonstrate the intersection between existing empirical research and real-life experiences. This book is a depiction of race in America that goes beyond black and white to show how the changing racial contours of America are impacting the ways we view and experience racism."--Page 4 of cover.

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CHOICE Review

Political science professor Seltzer (Howard Univ.) and independent researcher Johnson have assembled a collection of short essays by a diverse group of college students from 11 different universities about their worst personal experiences with racism or discrimination. Over 200 essays are grouped into 19 different topics, such as childhood experiences, relationships, encounters with law enforcement, and racial slurs. The compilers also include an introductory chapter containing a literature review about contemporary racial attitudes, racism, and the experience of race in the US, as well as a brief literature review and analysis before each section. Many of the fairly readable essays are poignant and revealing about contemporary multiracial experiences. The book concludes with a chapter about the changing phenomenon of racism and its effects, with a brief summary of the general conclusions gleaned from the essays. Some may fault the book for its sparse commentary and analysis, but overall, the essays are quite interesting and insightful. Scholars and students interested in personal narratives of contemporary multiracial experiences with racism and discrimination will probably like this book the most. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above. C. P. Vesei Baldwin-Wallace College

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Richard Seltzer is professor of political science at Howard University. <br> Nicole E. Johnson is an independent researcher in urban and minority education.

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