The Resource Living with racism : the Black middle-class experience, Joe R. Feagin, Melvin P. Sikes

Living with racism : the Black middle-class experience, Joe R. Feagin, Melvin P. Sikes

Label
Living with racism : the Black middle-class experience
Title
Living with racism
Title remainder
the Black middle-class experience
Statement of responsibility
Joe R. Feagin, Melvin P. Sikes
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"One step from suicide" was the first response to Joe Feagin and Mel Sikes' question about how it feels to be middle-class and African-American. Despite the prevalent white view that racism is diminishing, this groundbreaking study exposes the depth and relentlessness of the racism that middle-class Black Americans face everyday. From the supermarket to the office, the authors show, African Americans are routinely subjected to subtle humiliations and overt hostility across white America. Based on the sometimes harrowing testimony of more than 200 Black respondents, Living with Racism shows how discrimination targets middle-class African Americans, impeding their economic and social progress, and wearying their spirit. A man is refused service in a restaurant. A woman is harassed while shopping. A little girl is taunted in a public pool by white children. These are everyday incidents encountered by millions of African Americans. But beyond presenting a litany of abuse, the authors argue that racism is deeply imbedded in American institutions and that the cumulative effect of these episodes is profoundly damaging. They argue that discrimination is experienced by their interviewees not as separate incidents, but as a process demanding their constant vigilance and shaping their personal, professional, and psychological lives. With powerful insight into the daily workings of discrimination, this important study can help all Americans confront the racism of our institutions and our culture
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Feagin, Joe R
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.F43 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sikes, Melvin P
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle class African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • Racismo
  • Clase media
  • Rassendiscriminatie
  • Middenklassen
  • Negers
  • Rassismus
  • Mittelstand
  • United States
  • EE. UU.
  • USA
  • Schwarze
Label
Living with racism : the Black middle-class experience, Joe R. Feagin, Melvin P. Sikes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [365]-392) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The continuing significance of racism -- Navigating public places -- Seeking a good education -- Navigating the middle-class workplace -- Building a business -- Seeking a good home and neighborhood -- Contending with everyday discrimination -- Changing the color line: the future of U.S. racism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 398 pages
Isbn
9780807009246
Lccn
93037530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28965796
  • (OCoLC)ocm28965796
Label
Living with racism : the Black middle-class experience, Joe R. Feagin, Melvin P. Sikes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [365]-392) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The continuing significance of racism -- Navigating public places -- Seeking a good education -- Navigating the middle-class workplace -- Building a business -- Seeking a good home and neighborhood -- Contending with everyday discrimination -- Changing the color line: the future of U.S. racism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 398 pages
Isbn
9780807009246
Lccn
93037530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28965796
  • (OCoLC)ocm28965796

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