Racial and Ethnic Groups, Census Update (12th Edition)

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This best-selling Race & Ethnic Relations text is grounded in a socio-historical perspective with engaging stories and first person accounts. Racial and Ethnic Groups helps students understand the changing dynamics of the U.S. population. By using a socio-historical perspective, the author frames issues by examining our history, exploring the current situation, and discussing the concerns for the future.

 

Racial and ethnic relations in the United States are at a dynamic and exciting time. Major events are shaping our society, such as population and immigration changes, the election of the first African-American president, and increasing diversity throughout our society.

 

This census update has taken advantage of the September 2009 release of the American Community Survey and the information calculated from the 2009 Annual Social and Economical Supplements to the Current Population Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The authors have also taken the opportunity to include additional information on the first year of the Obama administration, passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the 2009 Ricci v. DeStefano “reverse discrimination” case, the controversy over the arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his home, the creation of a new citizenship test, and the addition of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Also, information throughout the text has been updated, including over 40 tables and figures, all top 10 lists, and more.

 

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About the Author:

Richard T. Schaefer grew up in Chicago in the 1960's, at a time when neighborhoods were going through transitions in ethnic and racial composition.  He found himself fascinated by what was happening, how people were reacting, and how these changes were affecting neighborhoods and people's jobs.  His interest in social issues caused him to gravitate to more sociology courses at Northwestern University, where he eventually received a B.A. in sociology and later earning his M.A. and Ph.D in sociology from the University of Chicago.

 

Dr. Schaefer went on to become a professor of sociology. He has taught sociology and courses on multiculturalism for 30 years. He has been invited to give special presentations to students and faculty on racial and ethnic diversity in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas.

 

Dr. Schaefer is the author of Race and Ethncity in the United States. Dr. Schaefer is the General Editor of the fourthcoming three-volume Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Society . He served as president of the Midwest Sociological Society from 1994-1995. In recognition of his achievments in undergraduate teaching, he was named Vincent de Paul Professor of Sociology in 2004.

 

Review:

General Thoughts

 

“This text is very well researched, thorough, informative, and comprehensive.  I have not yet seen a book that is better than this text.  It covers all the areas of concern for a course on race and ethnicity in the U.S.”

            -Professor Sangeeta Jha , St. Cloud University

 

“Most of my students thought that the book was good and easy to comprehend.”

            - Professor Sangeeta Jha , St. Cloud University

 

Racial and Ethnic Groups is a very good scholarly work. Especially the historical perspectives on American racial minorities.”

            - Professor Kebba Darboe, Minnesota State University

 

“I have already adopted this book for more than five years, and I recommended it to other colleagues who have also adopted it at another university.”

-Professor Kebba Darboe, Minnesota State University

 

“This is still the best college text that overviews the racial and ethnic diversity in the Unites States within a socio-historical framework.  It has become a more attractive text in both its format and aesthetic qualities.”

            - Professor Jac Bulk, University of Wisconsin

 

“This book is superior to all its competition.”

            - Professor Jac Bulk, University of Wisconsin

 

“This text is my choice because it appears to be scholarly, and providing a balance of necessary historical context and current information.”

            -Dr. Karen Hardin, Mesa Community College

 

Features

 

“The marginal glossary is one of the best features in the book.  It is very helpful to the students and the terms that are defined are the ones that I think are the most important.”

            -Professor Dale Lanigan, Lourdes College

 

“‘Ask Yourself’ is a beneficial feature to engage students in critical thinking and self-reflection.”

            -Dr. Karen Hardin, Mesa Community College

 

 

Thank you to the following reviewers:

 

Lisa Munoz                Hawkeye Community College

Brian Jara                  The Pennsylvania State University

Gerald Titchener         Des Moines Area Community College

Dr. Loyd Ganey           College of Southern Nevada

Jose Soto                  Southeast Community College

Mominka Fileva         Davenport University

Lloyd Klein                York College, City University of New York

 

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