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Title:
Race relations : opposing viewpoints
Author:
Williams, Mary E., 1960-
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
What is the state of race relations in America? -- Is racism a serious problem? -- How should policymakers respond to minorities' concerns? -- How can race relations be improved?
ISBN:
9780737705195

9780737705201
Format :
Book

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Summary

Elizabeth Martinez, David Shipler, and Shelby Steele are among the contributors who explore how Americans of different races perceive and relate to one another. Chapters include: What Is the State of Race Relations in America? Is Racism a Serious Problem? How Should Policymakers Respond to Minorities' Concerns? How Can Race Relations Be Improved?


Summary

Elizabeth Martinez, David Shipler, and Shelby Steele are among the contributors who explore how Americans of different races perceive and relate to one another. Chapters include: What Is the State of Race Relations in America? Is Racism a Serious Problem? How Should Policymakers Respond to Minorities' Concerns? How Can Race Relations Be Improved?


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Booklist Review

Gr. 9^-12. Your library may already have a similarly titled book in the Opposing Viewpoints series (1995), but this is an entirely new collection of articles. The voices are immediate and contemporary, all from the last few years, and so are the book and periodical bibliographies. The crucial issues are from today's headlines. Are blacks losing jobs to immigrants? Does bilingual education work? Is affirmative action fair? There's a wide range of opinion, both heated and calm; the arguments are about racial profiling, diversity training, or how white racism harms blacks. In Issues in Racism [BKL S 1 00] in the Contemporary Issues series, Mary Williams discusses many of the same controversies, but here she's the editor, and the articles and excerpts are reproduced at length, with just a brief introduction to each section. As in the Issues book, the focus is on African American/white/Latino relations. She includes thoughtful discussion questions, and up-to-date annotated bibliographies, Web sites, and organizations to contact. --Hazel Rochman


School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-The state of race relations in America, whether racism is a serious problem, how policymakers respond to minorities' concerns, and how race relations can be improved are the four issues addressed in this title. That people disagree on these volatile issues, or at least view them from different points of view, is obvious throughout the text. The opinions are culled from a variety of sources and have undergone some editing to accommodate a young adult readership, according to the editors. Provocative essays cover such topics as whether colleges should have race-sensitive admissions policies and whether schools should have bilingual education. Viewpoints encompass a wide spectrum of minority concerns. Discussion questions help readers focus on the viewpoints and attempt to determine which argument is more persuasive. Each section ends with a periodical bibliography.-Sylvia V. Meisner, Greensboro Montessori School, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 9^-12. Your library may already have a similarly titled book in the Opposing Viewpoints series (1995), but this is an entirely new collection of articles. The voices are immediate and contemporary, all from the last few years, and so are the book and periodical bibliographies. The crucial issues are from today's headlines. Are blacks losing jobs to immigrants? Does bilingual education work? Is affirmative action fair? There's a wide range of opinion, both heated and calm; the arguments are about racial profiling, diversity training, or how white racism harms blacks. In Issues in Racism [BKL S 1 00] in the Contemporary Issues series, Mary Williams discusses many of the same controversies, but here she's the editor, and the articles and excerpts are reproduced at length, with just a brief introduction to each section. As in the Issues book, the focus is on African American/white/Latino relations. She includes thoughtful discussion questions, and up-to-date annotated bibliographies, Web sites, and organizations to contact. --Hazel Rochman


School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-The state of race relations in America, whether racism is a serious problem, how policymakers respond to minorities' concerns, and how race relations can be improved are the four issues addressed in this title. That people disagree on these volatile issues, or at least view them from different points of view, is obvious throughout the text. The opinions are culled from a variety of sources and have undergone some editing to accommodate a young adult readership, according to the editors. Provocative essays cover such topics as whether colleges should have race-sensitive admissions policies and whether schools should have bilingual education. Viewpoints encompass a wide spectrum of minority concerns. Discussion questions help readers focus on the viewpoints and attempt to determine which argument is more persuasive. Each section ends with a periodical bibliography.-Sylvia V. Meisner, Greensboro Montessori School, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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