New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2000.
Despite the apparent advances since the civil rights era, America remains fundamentally racist, argues award-winning author Joe Feagin. Racist America is a bold, thoughtful exploration of the ubiquity of race in contemporary life. From a black New Jersey dentist stopped by police more than 100 times for driving to work in an expensive car to the labourer who must defend his promotion against charges of undeserved affirmative action, Feagin lays bare the economic, ideologic, and political structure of American racism. In doing so he develops an antiracist theory rooted not only in the latest empirical data but also in the current reality of racism in the U.S.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1 (8)
A Comprehensive Perspective 9 (28)
Slavery Unwilling To Die
The Historical Development of Systemic 37 (32)
Racist Ideology As A Social Force 69 (68)
Contemporary Racial Attitudes And Images
White Americans 105(32)
Racial Oppression In Everyday Practice 137(98)
White Privileges And Black Burdens
The Continuing Impact of Oppression 175(28)
Other Americans of Color 203(32)
Antiracist Strategies And Solutions 235(38)