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Getting Real About Race
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Getting Real About Race

Third Edition
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November 2021 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
 
I. LAYING THE FOUNDATION
Cherise A. Harris and Stephanie M. McClure
Essay 1: “Talking About Race Just Makes Everybody Uncomfortable”: Why We Need to Discuss Race in the United States
Beverly D. Tatum
Essay 2: “What is Racism Anyway?”: Understanding the Basics of Racism and Prejudice
Daniel Buffington
Essay 3: “Blacks Are Naturally Good Athletes”: The Myth of a Biological Basis for Race
Bradley Koch
Essay 4: “Native American/Indian, Asian/Oriental, Latino/Hispanic . . . Who Cares?”: Language and the Power of Self-Definition
Moustafa Bayoumi
Essay 5: “But Islam Is a Religion, Not a Race”: The Racialization of Religion
Nikka Khanna
Essay 6: “Doesn’t Anti-blackness Only Happen in the U.S.?”: Confronting the Reality of Global Anti-blackness
 
II. DEBUNKING INDIVIDUAL ATTITUDES
Ted Thornhill
Essay 7: “I Just Want to Get Back to Normal”!: Silencing the Myth of a Color-Blind Society
Paula Ioanide
Essay 8: “Black People Would Make It If They Just Worked Hard”: The Myth of Meritocracy
Rashawn Ray and Jasmón Bailey
Essay 9: “If Only They Hadn’t. . . [Been Black]”: Race, Implicit Bias, and Stereotype Maintenance
Jennifer Domino Rudolph
Essay 10: “My Family Had to Learn English When They Came, so Why Is Everything in Spanish for Them?”: Race and the Spanish Language in the United States
Min Zhou and Victoria Tran
Essay 11: “Asians Are Doing Great, so That Proves Race Really Doesn’t Matter Anymore”: The Model Minority Myth and the Sociological Reality
Dana M. Williams
Essay 12: “But It’s Honoring! It’s Tradition”: The Persistence of Racialized Indian Mascots in Sports
Angela Stroud
Essay 13: “Good Guys with Guns Protect Us”: The Intersection of Race and Gender in Gun Ownership
 
III. INSTITUTIONS, POLICIES, AND LEGACIES OF OPPRESSION
Jonathan Grant
Essay 14: “Black People Have Money Now, So Why Are They Still Complaining?”: Exploring the Fragility of the Black Middle Class
Margaret A. Hagerman
Essay 15: “But Parents Just Want What Is Best for Their Kids”: Sociological Realities of Privileged Parenting and Opportunity
Hersheda Patel, Emily Meanwell, and Stephanie M. McClure
Essay 16: “Well, That Culture Really Values Education”: Culture Versus Structure in Educational Attainment
Stephanie M. McClure and Kaílah Jeffries
Essay 17: “They Don’t Want To Be Integrated; They Even Have Their Own Organizations”: History, Institutional Context, and “Self-Segregation” on College Campuses
OiYan Poon, Nikki Kahealani Chun, Joanne Song Engler, and Douglas H. Lee Politics
Essay 18: “I Had a Friend Who Had Worse Scores Than Me and They Got Into a Better College”: The Legal and Systemic Realities of Selective College Admissions Processes
Kara Cebulko
Essay 19: “If They Cared About Their Kids They Wouldn’t Have Broken the Law”
Sara Buck Doude and Vanessa Rodriguez
Essay 20: “If Black People Aren’t Criminals, Then Why Are So Many of Them in Prison?”: Confronting Racial Biases in Perceptions of Crime and Criminals
Angela Gonzales and Judy Kertész
Essay 21: “My Mom Says We Are Half Cherokee”: Indigenous Identity, Being, and Belonging
Dawne M. Mouzon and Breanna D. Brock
Essay 22: “If Only They Would Make Better Choices . . . ”: Confronting Myths About Ethnoracial Health Disparities
Wendy Leo Moore
Essay 23: “Now All the Good Jobs Go to Them!”: Affirmative Action in the Labor Market
James L. Thomas
Essay 24: “But This Is Erasing History!”: The Myths and Realities of Memorializing the Confederacy
Hersheda Patel and James Bridgeforth
Essay 25: “Sure, Black Lives Matter But Why Do They Have to Loot and Riot?!”: Debunking Myths of Black Protest
 
IV. RACE IN EVERYDAY INTERACTIONS
Geoff Harkness
Essay 26: “Why Do They Get to Use the N-Word but I Can’t?”: Privilege, Power, and the Politics of Language
Brittney Dennis
Essay 27: “It’s Appreciation, Not Appropriation! I Don’t Know Why You’re Offended!”: Understanding Cultural Appropriation
Cherise A. Harris
Essay 28: “I’m Not Racist; Some of My Best Friends and Family Are . . . ”: From “Friends and Family” to Allies, Accomplices, and Co-Conspirators

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