They and We: Racial and Ethnic Relations in the United States and Beyond, 7th Edition.pdf
The first edition appeared shortly after the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his memorable I Have a Dream speech. It was published just before the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed by Congress. The book, read by tens of thousands, has been updated and expanded five times, each edition maintaining the original intention of the author to provide grounding in the sociological study of intergroup relations, examining prejudice, discrimination, minority status, and other core concepts, in straightforward, jargon-free prose, while tracking social, economic, political, and legal developments from colonial days.The new, 7th (50th anniversary) edition of They and We continues the tradition, depicting recent demographic changes and persisting patterns (such as the leapfrog phenomenon, where, as in the past, many African Americans are left behind as newer groups move in, up, and over). It also covers new developments, including the rise of Islamophobia in the wake of 9/11. An entirely new chapter compares perspectives in the United States with situations overseas, particularly with regard to nativist and nationalist movements and the rise of xenophobia in this society and in many others."