by A. M. Buckley

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This title examines one of the world's critical issues, racism. Readers will learn the historical background of this issue leading up to its current and future impact on society. Types of racism, including direct, economic, political, and institutional racism, and hate crimes are discussed in detail as well as the major developments in U.S. history and legislation that led to deep-seated racism. Also covered are notable milestones, legislation, and programs in the U.S. civil rights battle that work to end segregation, racial profiling, and other types of racism and ensure equal rights. Engaging text, informative sidebars, and color photographs present information realistically, leaving readers with a thorough, honest interpretation of racism. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Issues is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617589355
Publisher: ABDO Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Series: Essential Issues Series: Set 2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A City in Flames 6

Chapter 2 Racism in the United States 14

Chapter 3 A Decade of Change 28

Chapter 4 Education for All 40

Chapter 5 A Case Study in Disparity 50

Chapter 6 Hate Crimes 58

Chapter 7 Race and the Law 68

Chapter 8 A Landmark Election 78

Chapter 9 An Ongoing Issue 86

Timeline 96

Essential Facts 100

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About the Author 112

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