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Sikes, Melvin P.

Works: 6 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 1,553 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Melvin P Sikes
Living with racism : the Black middle-class experience by Joe R Feagin( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One step from suicide" was the first response to Joe Feagin and Mel Sikes' question about how it feels to be middle-class and African-American. Despite the prevalent white view that racism is diminishing, this groundbreaking study exposes the depth and relentlessness of the racism that middle-class Black Americans face everyday. From the supermarket to the office, the authors show, African Americans are routinely subjected to subtle humiliations and overt hostility across white America. Based on the sometimes harrowing testimony of more than 200 Black respondents, Living with Racism shows how discrimination targets middle-class African Americans, impeding their economic and social progress, and wearying their spirit. A man is refused service in a restaurant. A woman is harassed while shopping. A little girl is taunted in a public pool by white children. These are everyday incidents encountered by millions of African Americans. But beyond presenting a litany of abuse, the authors argue that racism is deeply imbedded in American institutions and that the cumulative effect of these episodes is profoundly damaging. They argue that discrimination is experienced by their interviewees not as separate incidents, but as a process demanding their constant vigilance and shaping their personal, professional, and psychological lives. With powerful insight into the daily workings of discrimination, this important study can help all Americans confront the racism of our institutions and our culture
The administration of injustice by Melvin P Sikes( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black professionals in predominately white institutions of higher education; directory( )

in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on Teaching in Multi-Cultural/Multi-Ethnic Schools (1974-75) by Melvin P Sikes( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is a report on two courses, one undergraduate and one graduate, which taught education majors, through films, discussions, book reviews, field trips, and community work, how to become master teachers skilled in reaching culturally different children. The report examines the purposes and content of the courses and concludes that they were successful. Student-written course evaluations are included which praise the course and the instructors. Racial balance among the students and participation of people dedicated to teaching were seen to create a productive situation. Outlines of the schedule of classes, reading lists, and subjects covered in each class session are included. The authors feel that students who are culturally different must be seen as having educational disadvantages as great as those with physical and emotional problems, and that it is important for educators to grasp the essentials of good teaching when dealing with the culturally different, as has been with the emotionally and physically disadvantaged. (Cd)
Rorschach and TAT responses of Negro, Mexican-American, and Anglo psychiatric patients by Dale L Johnson( )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

World of the alcoholic by Melvin P Sikes( Recording )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Living with racism : the Black middle-class experience
English (17)