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Author Fernandez, Ronald.

Title America beyond black and white : how immigrants and fusions are helping us overcome the racial divide / Ronald Fernandez.

Imprint Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan Press, ©2007.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 285 pages).
Series Contemporary political and social issues
Contemporary political and social issues.
Note "A Caravan book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-276) and index.
Contents A historical opportunity : immigrants, fusions, and the reconfiguration of American culture -- Dead end : the white/black dichotomy -- Murals and Mexicans : Chicanos in the United States -- Asian Americans : non-European and nonwhite -- The other others : Indians and Arabs -- The Caribbean : Puerto Ricans, West Indians, Cubans -- The question marks : mixed-race Americans -- A heart transplant -- Epilogue : our fusion family.
Performer Read by David Henry.
Summary A call for a new way of imagining race in America. For the first time in U.S. history, the black-white dichotomy that has historically defined race and ethnicity is being challenged, not by a small minority, but by the fastest-growing and arguably most vocal segment of the increasingly diverse American population 'Mexicans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Indians, Arabs, and many more' who are breaking down and recreating the very definitions of race. Drawing on interviews with hundreds of Americans who don't fit conventional black/white categories, the author invites us to empathize with these 'doubles' and to understand why they may represent our best chance to throw off the strictures of the black/white dichotomy. Ronald Fernandez is Professor of Sociology in the Criminal Justice Department at Central Connecticut State University.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject United States -- Race relations.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions.
Minorities -- United States -- Social conditions.
Racially mixed people -- United States -- Social conditions.
Assimilation (Sociology) -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title How immigrants and fusions are helping us overcome the racial divide
Other Form: Print version: Fernandez, Ronald. America beyond black and white. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan Press, ©2007 0472116096 (DLC) 2007019355 (OCoLC)132582276
ISBN 9780472021758 (electronic bk.)
0472021753 (electronic bk.)
9780472116096 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0472116096 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780472033201 (pbk.)
0472033204 (pbk.)