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Race and social problems : restructuring inequality

Author: Ralph L Bangs; Larry E Davis
Publisher: New York : Springer, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As much as Americans believe in the promise of an egalitarian, color-blind society, the reality is far from that ideal. People of color consistently lag behind their white counterparts in key quality-of-life areas. Despite many significant gains, widespread structural inequalities continue to exist--and thrive. Race and Social Problems takes the long view of this state of affairs, offering both multi-level analysis  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph L Bangs; Larry E Davis
ISBN: 9781493908622 1493908626
OCLC Number: 884744338
Description: viii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I Introduction: America's racial realities / Ralph Bangs and Larry E. Davis --
Do current race and ethnicity concepts reflect a changing America? / Karen Humes and Howard Hogan --
Intergroup dialogue: race still matters / Patricia Gurin, Nicholas Sorensen, Gretchen E. Lopez, and Brian (Ratnesh) A. Nagda --
Part II Economics: Wealth building in cummunities of color / Trina R. Williams Shanks, Stephanie Clintonia Boddie, and Robert Wynn --
Recent employment trends among black men and their policy implications / Harry J. Holzer --
Challenging the conventional understading of American poverty / Mark R. Rank --
Part III Education: Interventions to address racial/ethnic disparities in school discipline: can systems reform be race-neutral? / Russell J. Skiba --
Exploring, understanding, and closing the achievement gap(s): efforts from Harlem to Homewood / John M. Wallace --
High school quality and race differences in college achievement / Jason M. Fletcher and Marta Tienda --
Part IV Special topics: Family matters: strengthening the fabric of minority families / Ruth G. McRoy and Amy J. Griffin --
Aging and health in Mexican Americans: selected findings from the Hispanic EPESE / Kyriakos S. Markides, Raphael Samper-Ternent, and Soham Al Snih --
Racial disproportionality in prison / Alfred Blumstein --
Resetting race / David Kennedy --
Part V Health and mental health: Disparities in health care for minorities: an ecological perspective / Jeannette E. South-Paul --
Considering the role of social determinants of health in black-white breast cancer disparities / Darrell L. Hudson and Sarah Gehlert --
Understanding and addressing racial/ethnic disparities in obesity / Monica L. Baskin --
Mental health indicators for African American males / Oscar A. Barbarin and Emma Sterrett.
Responsibility: Ralph Bangs, Larry E. Davis, editors.

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