In the revised and updated second edition of this comprehensive book, the first anthology to integrate social-psychological literature on prejudice with sociological and historical investigations, contributors introduce readers to the key debates and principal writings on racial and ethnic conflict, representing conservative, liberal, and radical p

chapter |7 pages


part 1|51 pages

Perspectives in Race and Ethnic Relations

chapter 2|10 pages

Classifying People by Race

chapter 3|6 pages

White Racial Formation

Into the Twenty-first Century

chapter 4|11 pages

Talking Past Each Other

Black and White Languages of Race

part 2|28 pages


part 3|133 pages

Discrimination, Economic Restructuring, and Underclass Culture

chapter 13|10 pages

“We’d Love to Hire Them, But …”

The Meaning of Race for Employers

chapter 14|18 pages

Hiring Immigrant Women

Silicon Valley’s “Simple Formula”

chapter 17|18 pages

The Case for Affirmative Action

part 4|47 pages


chapter 19|8 pages

Models of Pluralism

The New American Dilemma

chapter 20|10 pages

Alien Nation

chapter 21|3 pages

Five Myths About Immigration

chapter 22|10 pages

Lingo Jingo

English-Only and the New Nativism

part 5|45 pages


chapter 23|14 pages

Campus Ethnoviolence

chapter 24|14 pages

“New Racism” and Old Dogmatism

chapter 25|11 pages


Battleground or Meeting Ground?

part 6|38 pages

Selected Topics

chapter 26|14 pages

Reporting Ethnoviolence

Newspaper Treatment of Race and Ethnic Conflict

chapter 27|15 pages

Ebonics, Language, and Power

part 7|71 pages

Electoral Politics or Direct Action?

chapter 29|17 pages


chapter 30|15 pages

Representative Government

The Black Experience

chapter 31|10 pages

Black Conservatives

chapter 32|19 pages

Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand

Building Multiracial Organizations with Direct Action

chapter 33|15 pages

Privileged Polemics

White Antiracist Activists

part 8|9 pages

Toward Change

chapter 34|7 pages

Rethinking Racism

chapter 35|10 pages

It Was All of Us Working Together

Resolving Racial and Ethnic Tension on College Campuses

chapter 36|15 pages

Changing the Whole System