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The Resource Race and social problems : restructuring inequality, edited by Ralph Bangs, Larry E. Davis

Race and social problems : restructuring inequality, edited by Ralph Bangs, Larry E. Davis

Label
Race and social problems : restructuring inequality
Title
Race and social problems
Title remainder
restructuring inequality
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ralph Bangs, Larry E. Davis
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 and a practical blueprint for social justice. It begins by explaining how race-related social problems have changed over the decades. This volume identifies factors contributing to their persistence in this century, most notably the central role of economic disparities in exacerbating related social problems and replicating them for future generations. The chapters expand on this knowledge by detailing innovative and successful strategies for addressing aspects of six major areas of inequality: Poverty: challenging standard American concepts of poverty. Education: approaches toward closing the achievement gap. Intergroup relations: enhancing race dialogues. Family and lifespan: programs targeting families, youth, and elderly. Criminal justice: reducing incarceration and increasing public safety. Health and mental health: promoting positive outcomes. Race and Social Problems casts a wide net across the most pressing social issues, clarifying both the immediate and larger tasks ahead for a range of professionals in such diverse fields as social work, anthropology, communications, criminology, economics, history, law, political science, psychology, public health, and sociology
Dewey number
305.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Bangs, Ralph L.,
  • Davis, Larry E.,
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  • Race relations
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Social problems
Label
Race and social problems : restructuring inequality, edited by Ralph Bangs, Larry E. Davis
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Part I: Introduction -- America's Racial Realities -- Do Current Race and Ethnicity Concepts Reflect a Changing America? -- Intergroup Dialogue: Race Still Matters -- Part II: Economics -- Wealth Building in Communities of Color -- Recent Employment Trends Among Black Men and Their Policy Implications -- Challenging the Conventional Understanding of American Poverty -- Part III: Education -- Interventions to Address Racial/Ethnic Disparities in School Discipline: Can Systems Reform be Race-Neutral? -- Exploring, Understanding and Closing the Achievement Gap(s): Efforts from Harlem to Homewood -- High School Quality and Race Differences in College Achievement -- Part IV: Special Topics: Family Matters: Strengthening the Fabric of Minority Families -- Aging and Health in Mexican Americans: Selected Findings from the Hispanic EPESE -- Racial Disproportionality in Prison -- Resetting Race -- Part V: Health: Disparities in Health Care for Minorities: An Ecological Perspective -- Considering the Role of Social Determinants of Health in Black-White Breast Cancer Disparities -- Understanding and Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Obesity -- Mental Health Indicators for African American Males
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ocn891136222
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781493908639
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4939-0863-9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891136222
Label
Race and social problems : restructuring inequality, edited by Ralph Bangs, Larry E. Davis
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Part I: Introduction -- America's Racial Realities -- Do Current Race and Ethnicity Concepts Reflect a Changing America? -- Intergroup Dialogue: Race Still Matters -- Part II: Economics -- Wealth Building in Communities of Color -- Recent Employment Trends Among Black Men and Their Policy Implications -- Challenging the Conventional Understanding of American Poverty -- Part III: Education -- Interventions to Address Racial/Ethnic Disparities in School Discipline: Can Systems Reform be Race-Neutral? -- Exploring, Understanding and Closing the Achievement Gap(s): Efforts from Harlem to Homewood -- High School Quality and Race Differences in College Achievement -- Part IV: Special Topics: Family Matters: Strengthening the Fabric of Minority Families -- Aging and Health in Mexican Americans: Selected Findings from the Hispanic EPESE -- Racial Disproportionality in Prison -- Resetting Race -- Part V: Health: Disparities in Health Care for Minorities: An Ecological Perspective -- Considering the Role of Social Determinants of Health in Black-White Breast Cancer Disparities -- Understanding and Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Obesity -- Mental Health Indicators for African American Males
Control code
ocn891136222
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781493908639
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4939-0863-9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891136222

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