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Uncommon common ground : race and America's future /
Angela Glover Blackwell, Stewart Kwoh, Manuel Pastor.
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2010.
288 p.
0393336859 (pbk.), 9780393336856 (pbk.)
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New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2010.
0393336859 (pbk.)
9780393336856 (pbk.)
general note
"The American Assembly, Columbia University."
Previous ed.: New York : W.W. Norton, c2002, under title Searching for the uncommon common ground.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Angela Glover Blackwell is the founder and CEO of PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity, with offices in Oakland, California, and New York, New York. Stewart Kwoh is the founding president and executive director of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center in Los Angeles. Manuel Pastor is a Professor of American Studies Ethnicity and the director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) at the University of Southern California.
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Bowker Data Service Summary
With a multiracial president, a Latino population that is now the largest minority, and steadily growing Asian and Native American populations, race is both the most dynamic facet of American identity and the defining point of American disunity. By broadening the racial dialogue, the authors bring new perspective to this book.
Main Description
By broadening the racial dialogue, Blackwell, founder of PolicyLink; Kwoh, president of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center; and Pastor, professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at USC, bring new perspective to this essential American issue.
Main Description
Even after the election of America's first black president, racial inequality continues to plague the nation. Barack Obama's election ushered in a new era of hope, but measurable racial change is still elusive: We still fail to graduate more than one-quarter of young black men from high school, and nearly a third of all African American, Latino, and Southeast Asian American children live in poverty. By 2050, the United States in projected to be a nation with no single racial group as a majority. It is no longer just the future of racial minorities that is worrisome; the nation itself faces peril if the new, broader majority fails.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 13
Acknowledgmentsp. 17
Are We Postracial Yet?p. 21
Change in Americap. 29
Stories of America: How We Came to Update This Bookp. 36
Angela Glover Blackwellp. 38
Stewart Kwohp. 40
Manuel Pastorp. 43
Complicating the Quest for Equity: Five Dimensionsp. 46
The Black-White Paradigm versus Multiculturalismp. 46
Diversity versus Racial and Social Equityp. 47
Universal versus Particular Strategiesp. 48
National versus Regional versus Local Responsibilityp. 49
Structural Factors versus Individual Initiativep. 51
A Call on Leadershipp. 51
Notesp. 52
Referencesp. 53
Color Linesp. 55
Growing Diversityp. 56
Accepting Diversityp. 70
Mixed Attitudesp. 77
Defining the Black-White Paradigmp. 80
The Lingering Black-White Paradigmp. 84
Limits of the Black-White Paradigmp. 92
Notesp. 96
Referencesp. 99
American Progress and Disconnectionp. 103
The Color of Workp. 106
Race and Well-Being: Will These Differences Persist?p. 115
Race and Economics: Complicating the Storyp. 124
Minority Small Business: A Bright Spotp. 127
The Driving Factors of Inequalityp. 131
A New World, a New Agendap. 146
Notesp. 148
Referencesp. 149
Urgent Challengesp. 154
The Road Ahead: Key Issues for the Twenty-First Centuryp. 157
Comprehensive Educationp. 157
A Look at the Datap. 163
Twenty-First-Century Employmentp. 169
Immigration Reform and Immigrantsp. 173
Incarceration and Prisoner Reintegrationp. 188
Healthy Metropolitan Communitiesp. 193
Transportationp. 195
Access to Grocery Storesp. 196
Protecting Against Displacementp. 197
Putting It Togetherp. 199
Climate Change and Equityp. 200
Conclusionp. 204
Notesp. 204
Referencesp. 206
New Leadership for the Twenty-First Centuryp. 211
Leadership for Changing Timesp. 214
Leadership in the New Economyp. 218
Leadership, New Politics, and New Demographyp. 219
Leadership in the New Geographyp. 229
Leadership, New Technology, and New Skillsp. 233
Putting It Together: New Capacities for Communitiesp. 235
Approaches to Developing Effective Leadershipp. 237
Leadership Networksp. 238
Leadership Development Programsp. 240
Developing Leadership in Ongoing Organizing Workp. 243
Notesp. 246
Referencesp. 246
The Way Forward: An Equity Modelp. 249
Leading with Equityp. 250
Leading for Equityp. 253
Leading on Equityp. 256
Referencesp. 257
Data Sourcesp. 259
About The American Assemblyp. 269
Indexp. 271
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