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Racism, Nativism, and Immigration Policy

Chapter Thirteen: Racism, Nativism, and Immigration Policy considers the history of immigration policy in the United States and the extent to which racist [...]

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Racism and the Criminal Justice System

Writing at the turn of the twentieth century, W. E. B. DuBois likened the prison system to “slavery in private hands” (1904: 2). [...]

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Skin-tone Stratification and Colorism

We have already seen that racism is an ideology. In this chapter, we will learn about a related yet distinct ideology – colorism. [...]

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    Portrayals of People of Color on Television and in Other Media

Portrayals of People of Color on Television and in Other Media

… Given that Americans spend so much time in front of the small screen, it is no wonder television has a great influence [...]

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The Origin of the Idea of Race

Introduction
In the 1600s, European colonists, enslaved Africans, and Native Americans found themselves together in the New World. However, no one would have [...]

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