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Twenty-First Century Color Lines: Multiracial Change in Contemporary America

Authors: Andrew Grant-Thomas, Gary Orfield (editors)
Date Published: January 01, 2009

Twenty-First Century Color Lines offers a wide variety of new perspectives about moving from the traditional racial issues of the U.S. toward an understanding of a vastly more complex multiracial setting.
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Temple University Press, Copyright © 2008
ISBN
1-59213-691-5 (hardcover), 1-59213-692-3 (paperback)

About the Book

Twenty-First Century Color Lines: Multiracial Change in Contemporary America, published by Temple University Press, and edited by Andrew Grant-Thomas, deputy director of the Kerwin Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, and Professor Gary Orfield, co-director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, continues a national dialogue begun at the "Color Lines Conference," sponsored by the Civil Rights Project and directed by Grant-Thomas at Harvard University. This unprecedented conference produced 110 new studies on race relations in the U.S., some of which the editors incorporated into the book. Twenty-First Century Color Lines offers a wide variety of new perspectives about moving from the traditional racial issues of the U.S. toward an understanding of a vastly more complex multiracial setting.

Chapters include

  • "Color Lines in a Multiracial Nation: An Institutional Demographic Overview of the United States in the 21st Century," by Nancy McArdle
  • "Structural Racism and Color Lines in the United States" by Andrew Grant-Thomas and John A. Powell
  • "We Are Not Like Them: Social Distancing and Realignment in the U.S. Latino Racial Hierarchy," by Christina Gomez
  • "Multiracial Youth Scenes and the Dynamics of Race: New Approaches to Racialization within the Bay Area Hip Hop Underground," by Anthony Kwame Harrison
  • "Immigrant Political Empowerment in New York and Los Angeles," by John Mollenkopf
  • “Color Lines, the New Society, and the Responsibility of Scholars," by Gary Orfield
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