Dangerous Spaces

Author: D. Marvin Jones
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: 9781440838248
Format: PDF
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An eye-opening, unapologetic explanation of what "racial profiling" is in modern-day America: systematic targeting of communities and placing of suspicion on populations, on the basis of not only ethnicity but also certain places that are linked to the social identity of that group. * Offers a novel framework for understanding the problem of racial profiling that explains how profiling actually involves the intersection of race and space * Provides concrete solutions in the form of a civil rights restoration act that addresses the problem of "racial profiling" through a set of innovative community controls on the deployment and power of police * Constitutes essential reading for students, lawyers, journalists, and teachers interested in issues of race and ethnicity as well as general readers wanting to learn about racial profiling in American society

Dangerous Spaces Beyond the Racial Profile

Author: D. Marvin Jones
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440838259
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An eye-opening, unapologetic explanation of what "racial profiling" is in modern-day America: systematic targeting of communities and placing of suspicion on populations, on the basis of not only ethnicity but also certain places that are linked to the social identity of that group. • Offers a novel framework for understanding the problem of racial profiling that explains how profiling actually involves the intersection of race and space • Provides concrete solutions in the form of a civil rights restoration act that addresses the problem of "racial profiling" through a set of innovative community controls on the deployment and power of police • Constitutes essential reading for students, lawyers, journalists, and teachers interested in issues of race and ethnicity as well as general readers wanting to learn about racial profiling in American society

Fear of a Hip Hop Planet America s New Dilemma

Author: D. Marvin Jones
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313395780
Format: PDF
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Is Gangsta Rap just black noise? Or does it play the same role for urban youth that CNN plays in mainstream America? This provocative set of essays tells us how Gangsta Rap is a creative "report" about an urban crisis, our new American dilemma, and why we need to listen. • A chronological account of development of rap music going back to the era of slavery • Drawings and editorial cartoons • A multicultural bibliography containing sociological, historical, and legal materials • A glossary of many key terms such as "structural racism" and "governmentalism"

African American Latino Relations in the 21st Century When Cultures Collide

Author: Karen Juanita Carrillo
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440829624
Format: PDF, ePub
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This provocative look at the connections—and conflicts—between Latinos and African Americans in the United States assesses the challenges facing both groups as they strive to achieve the American dream. • Reviews music forms (such as jazz, salsa, disco, and hip-hop), political connections, and intermarriages between Latinos and African Americans • Examines controversial issues such as the Trayvon Martin case, members of the Mexican Mafia, and gang violence • Provides points of unity between Latinos and African Americans • Sheds light on the common perspectives and backgrounds of the two ethnic groups as well as their cultural differences

Race Sex and Suspicion

Author: D. Marvin Jones
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275974626
Format: PDF
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Explores the pervasiveness of negative images of black males in U.S. society indicating a fundamental defect in the mainframe of American culture itself.

Health Ethnicity and Diabetes

Author: Harshad Keval
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137457031
Format: PDF
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This book explores the often contentious relationship between health, concepts of race and ethnicity, and the impact on South Asian groups. Using medical sociological and anthropological perspectives, it excavates racialised constructions of diabetes ‘risk’ within discourses, and highlights the contrasting counter narratives in people’s accounts of their everyday lives. By identifying a number of components to the discursive, racialised construction of ‘risky’ South Asian bodies, this book problematises taken for granted understandings of culture, lifestyle and genetic risk. The mobilisation of these mechanisms in health science and interventions result in a racialising gaze, directed at groups already experiencing historically embedded race-related issues. The book situates these constructions of risk against the emergent, fluid and dynamic counter narratives to risk constructions. The new found momentum in genetic science is also critiqued in its formulation of racial-genetic risk, especially in the case of diabetes in South Asian groups, and is identified as perpetuating a series of racializing processes.

The Health of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender People

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309210658
Format: PDF, Docs
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At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals--often referred to under the umbrella acronym LGBT--are becoming more visible in society and more socially acknowledged, clinicians and researchers are faced with incomplete information about their health status. While LGBT populations often are combined as a single entity for research and advocacy purposes, each is a distinct population group with its own specific health needs. Furthermore, the experiences of LGBT individuals are not uniform and are shaped by factors of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographical location, and age, any of which can have an effect on health-related concerns and needs. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People assesses the state of science on the health status of LGBT populations, identifies research gaps and opportunities, and outlines a research agenda for the National Institute of Health. The report examines the health status of these populations in three life stages: childhood and adolescence, early/middle adulthood, and later adulthood. At each life stage, the committee studied mental health, physical health, risks and protective factors, health services, and contextual influences. To advance understanding of the health needs of all LGBT individuals, the report finds that researchers need more data about the demographics of these populations, improved methods for collecting and analyzing data, and an increased participation of sexual and gender minorities in research. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People is a valuable resource for policymakers, federal agencies including the National Institute of Health (NIH), LGBT advocacy groups, clinicians, and service providers.

Race Ethnicity and Language Data

Author: Subcommittee on Standardized Collection of Race/Ethnicity Data for Healthcare Quality Improvement
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309140129
Format: PDF, ePub
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The goal of eliminating disparities in health care in the United States remains elusive. Even as quality improves on specific measures, disparities often persist. Addressing these disparities must begin with the fundamental step of bringing the nature of the disparities and the groups at risk for those disparities to light by collecting health care quality information stratified by race, ethnicity and language data. Then attention can be focused on where interventions might be best applied, and on planning and evaluating those efforts to inform the development of policy and the application of resources. A lack of standardization of categories for race, ethnicity, and language data has been suggested as one obstacle to achieving more widespread collection and utilization of these data. Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data identifies current models for collecting and coding race, ethnicity, and language data; reviews challenges involved in obtaining these data, and makes recommendations for a nationally standardized approach for use in health care quality improvement.

Presumed Incompetent

Author: Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1457181223
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presumed Incompetent is a pathbreaking account of the intersecting roles of race, gender, and class in the working lives of women faculty of color. Through personal narratives and qualitative empirical studies, more than 40 authors expose the daunting challenges faced by academic women of color as they navigate the often hostile terrain of higher education, including hiring, promotion, tenure, and relations with students, colleagues, and administrators. The narratives are filled with wit, wisdom, and concrete recommendations, and provide a window into the struggles of professional women in a racially stratified but increasingly multicultural America.

The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing

Author: Michael D. Reisig
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199843899
Format: PDF
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The police are perhaps the most visible representation of government. They are charged with what has been characterized as an "impossible" mandate -- control and prevent crime, keep the peace, provide public services -- and do so within the constraints of democratic principles. The police are trusted to use deadly force when it is called for and are allowed access to our homes in cases of emergency. In fact, police departments are one of the few government agencies that can be mobilized by a simple phone call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are ubiquitous within our society, but their actions are often not well understood. The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing brings together research on the development and operation of policing in the United States and elsewhere. Accomplished policing researchers Michael D. Reisig and Robert J. Kane have assembled a cast of renowned scholars to provide an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the institution of policing. The different sections of the Handbook explore policing contexts, strategies, authority, and issues relating to race and ethnicity. The Handbook also includes reviews of the research methodologies used by policing scholars and considerations of the factors that will ultimately shape the future of policing, thus providing persuasive insights into why and how policing has developed, what it is today, and what to expect in the future. Aimed at a wide audience of scholars and students in criminology and criminal justice, as well as police professionals, the Handbook serves as the definitive resource for information on this important institution.