Can We All Get Along?: Racial And Ethnic Minorities In American Politics (Dilemmas in American Politics)

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In a nation built by immigrants and bedevilled by the history and legacy of slavery, issues of liberty, equality and community continue to challenge Americans. In considering the Los Angeles riots, the patterns of ethnic representation in Congress, or examples of discrimination in schools, it can be seen that "getting along" is intimately connected with "who gets what, when, and how" - the traditional definition of politics. This book combines traditional elements of political-science analysis - history, constitutional theory, institutions, political behaviour and policy actors - with a detailed survey of the political status of four major groups: African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and American Indians. The authors identify similarities and differences in these groups' political action and experience, and point the way toward coalition, competition and consensus-building in the face of continuing conflict. Two dilemmas shape the book: how the American nation reconciles a commitment to equality with persistent inequality and discrimination, and what can be done about it from the perspective of ethnic and racial minorities as well as within the dominant culture.

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neth J. Meier) by the American Political Science Association's Section on Public Administration for the best paper presented at the 1991 conference and an AP® Special Recognition Award by the College Board Southwestern Regional Office in 2000.Despite all of this professional activity, Stewart is probably best known for his alleged sense of humor, which has been manifest in an article in which the discipline of political science is pre­sented as a rotisserie” game (with Kenneth J. Meier, 1992, "Rotisserie Political Science," PS: Politi­cal Science & Politics , 25, 565-568), a convention paper analyzing” the work of Texas' fastest rising Jewish country music star” and current candidate for governor of Texas, Kinky Friedman, and appearances on round­tables and panels at professional meetings, such as "The Contributions of Elvis Presley to the Study of Political Science," Country Music and Political Science,” and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Political Science.”

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"'Can We All Get Along?' provides students with a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the backgrounds and perspectives of minority groups and today's racial politics. There are few textbooks that offer such a detailed historical perspective as well as attention to law, policy, and political participation."―Kira Sanbonmatsu, Rutgers University

"This book treats the complexity across groups and within groups in a way that is superb to any other textbook. Students and faculty will find themselves relying on this book in classroom settings and beyond."―Clarissa Peterson, DePauw University

"'Can We All Get Along?' is an insightful examination of the racial and ethnic minority political experience in America. It is an innovative book that provides a comprehensive examination of the political experiences of African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans and would be useful in a variety of courses."―Sharon Austin, University of Florida

"'Can We All Get Along?' explains why Barack Obama's 2008 election to the presidency has not made Rodney King's plaintive cry in 1992 irrelevant any more than it has eliminated race and ethnicity as factors integral to American politics. The fifth edition enables our comprehension of those facts to be as contemporary as today's headlines...An exceptionally useful text!"―Jim Sheffield, University of Oklahoma

"This book is a unique resource for helping students to understand the interplay between diverse populations and the American political system. The latest edition provides a rich introduction to the histories, theoretical concepts, and key terms associated with U.S. racial and ethnic politics."―Janelle S. Wong, University of Southern California

"In the wake of an historic election, students will be searching for ways to understand the significance of race and ethnicity in American politics. This book...provides crucial historical context, vital contemporary data, and a survey of the most up-to-date theory in the field...The backbone of my race and American politics course."―Regina Freer, Occidental College

"This latest edition...gives students and instructors alike the updated comparative data and nuanced interpretation they need to understand the magnitude of racial and ethnic politics in the United States."―David E. Wilkins, University of Minnesota

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