Racism in the 21st Century

An Empirical Analysis of Skin Color

Editors: Hall, Ronald E. (Ed.)

  • Comprehensive, multidisciplinary study of racism
  • Gives historical overview as well as detailed examination of the current state
  • Written for researchers and scholars, but will be of interest to a general audience
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In the post-Civil Rights era, there is a temptation to assume that racism is no longer the pressing social concern in the United States that it once was. The contributors show that racism has not fallen from the forefront of American society, but is manifest in a different way. According to the authors in this volume, in 21st century, skin color has come to replace race as an important cause of discrimination. This is evidenced in the increasing usage of the term "people of color" to encompass people of a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds.

The editor has compiled a diverse group of contributors to examine racism from an interdisciplinary perspective. Contributions range from the science of racism, from its perceived biological basis at the end of the 19th century, to sociological studies its new forms in the 21st century. The result is a work that will be invaluable to understanding the challenges of confronting Racism in the 21st Century.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Demystifying Skin Color and “Race”

    Cheng, Keith C.

    Pages 3-23

  • Manifestations of Racism in the 21st Century

    Hall, Ronald E.

    Pages 25-44

  • Skin Color Bias in the Workplace: The Media’s Role and Implications Toward Preference

    Harrison, Matthew S. (et al.)

    Pages 47-62

  • The Cost of Color: What We Pay for Being Black and Brown

    Hunter, Margaret

    Pages 63-76

  • Skin Color, Immigrant Wages, and Discrimination

    Hersch, Joni

    Pages 77-90

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Racism in the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
An Empirical Analysis of Skin Color
Editors
  • Ronald E. Hall
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-79098-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-79097-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-79097-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2710-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 260
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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