“Voices” boxes throughout the text highlight individual stories about race and racism, bringing personal experiences to life.

What faculty are saying about Voices

“The Voices feature is one unique way of getting students to really understand how race works in the U.S.”
David Embrick, Loyola University Chicago

“[The Voices feature] will assist students in understanding what happens in the real world.”
Ignacio Luis Ramirez, Texas Tech University

“A diversity of voices is important- racism is experienced differently by different people of color. Diverse students are likely to engage more deeply with a narrative from someone who shares their personal experiences. The inclusion of contemporary voices is great.”
Ryan Jerome LeCount, Purdue University

“These are critically important to include. They help give students a sense of the experiences of others who are different. This can be essential for students who have grown up in racially homogenous environments.”
Adia Harvey Wingfield, Georgia State University

“[The Voices boxes] are important since they humanize the discussion.”
Kevin J. A. Thomas, Pennsylvania State University

“This is an effective way for students to experience the topics covered through the lived experiences of the persons highlighted.”
Earl Wright II, University of Cincinnati

“[This feature] makes the experiences of racism real for students; takes it from the theoretical to the actual.”
Karen Manges Douglas, Sam Houston State University

“The accounts of racism will help the reader to realize that racism is not a 20th century [phenomenon], or just examples from history, but is a reality that significantly impact the lives of diverse populations.”
Larry D. Williams, North Carolina Central University

“The Voices sections personalize the experience of being a minority group member.”
George Wilson, University of Miami