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The Resource The diversity paradox : immigration and the color line in twenty-first century America, Jennifer Lee and Frank D. Bean

The diversity paradox : immigration and the color line in twenty-first century America, Jennifer Lee and Frank D. Bean

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The diversity paradox : immigration and the color line in twenty-first century America
Title
The diversity paradox
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immigration and the color line in twenty-first century America
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Jennifer Lee and Frank D. Bean
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eng
Summary
  • African Americans grapples with Jim Crow segregation until it was legally overturned in the 1960s. In subsequent decades, the country witnessed a new wave of immigration from Asia and Latin America, forever changing the face of American society and making it more racially diverse than ever before. This book takes the legacy of these two poles of American collective identity- the legacies of slavery and immigration- and ask if today's immigrants are destined to become racialized minorities akin to African Americans or if their incorporation into U.S. society will more closely resemble that of their European predecessors. They also tackle the vexing question of whether America's new racial diversity is helping to erode the tenacious black/white color line. -- Book Jacket
  • The Diversity paradox uses population-based analyses and in-depth interviews to examine patterns of intermarriage and multiracial identification among Asians, Latinos, and African Americans. Lee and Bean analyze where the color line---and the economic and social advantage it demarcates---is drawn today and on what side these new arrivals fall. They show that Asians and Latinos with mixed ancestry are not constrained by strict racial categories. Racial status often shifts according to situation. Individuals can choose to identify along ethnic lines or as white, and their decisions are rarely questioned by outsiders or institutions. These groups also intermarry at higher rates, which is viewed as part of the process of becoming "American" and a form of upward soical mobility. African Americans, in contrast, intermarry at significantly lower rates than Asians and Latinos. Further, multiracial blacks oftern choose not to identify as such and are typically perceived as being black only, under-scoring the stigma attached to being African American and the entrenchment of the "one-drop" rule. Asians and Lations are successfully disengaging their national origins from the concept of race---like European immigrants before them---and these patterns are most evident in racially diverse parts of the country. --
  • For the first time, in 2000, the U.S. Census enabled multiracial Americans to identify themselves as belonging to more than one race. Nine years later, multiracial Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. For many, these events give credibility to the claim that the death Knell has been sounded for institutionalized racial exclusion. The Diversity Paradox is an extensive and eloquent examination of how contemporary immigration and the country's new diversity are redefining the boundaries of race. The book also lays bare the pwerful reality that as the old black/white color line fades a new one may well be emerging---with many African Americans still on the other side. --Book Jacket
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1968-
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Lee, Jennifer
Dewey number
304.8/730089
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6475
LC item number
.L38 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Bean, Frank D
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  • Immigrants
  • United States
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The diversity paradox : immigration and the color line in twenty-first century America, Jennifer Lee and Frank D. Bean
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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Contents
Pt. I. Historical background, theoretical framework, and sociodemographic context: -- Introduction : immigration and the color line in America -- Theoretical perspectives on color lines in the United States -- What is this person's race? The census and the construction of racial categories -- Immigration and the geography of the new ethnoracial diversity / with James D. Bachmeier and Zoya Gubernskaya -- Pt. II. Individual experiences of diversity : from multiraciality to multiracial identification: -- The cultural boundaries of ethnoracial status and intermarriage -- What about the children? Interracial families and ethnoracial identification -- Who is multiracial? The cultural reproduction of the one-drop rule -- From racial to ethnic status : claiming ethnicity through culture -- Pt. III. The empirical and policy significance of diversity : generalization and paradox: -- Ethnoracial diversity, minority-group threat, and boundary dissolution : clarifying the diversity paradox / with James D. Bachmeier -- Conclusion : the diversity paradox and beyond (Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose)
Control code
475441740
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780871540416
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010003237
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)475441740
Label
The diversity paradox : immigration and the color line in twenty-first century America, Jennifer Lee and Frank D. Bean
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. Historical background, theoretical framework, and sociodemographic context: -- Introduction : immigration and the color line in America -- Theoretical perspectives on color lines in the United States -- What is this person's race? The census and the construction of racial categories -- Immigration and the geography of the new ethnoracial diversity / with James D. Bachmeier and Zoya Gubernskaya -- Pt. II. Individual experiences of diversity : from multiraciality to multiracial identification: -- The cultural boundaries of ethnoracial status and intermarriage -- What about the children? Interracial families and ethnoracial identification -- Who is multiracial? The cultural reproduction of the one-drop rule -- From racial to ethnic status : claiming ethnicity through culture -- Pt. III. The empirical and policy significance of diversity : generalization and paradox: -- Ethnoracial diversity, minority-group threat, and boundary dissolution : clarifying the diversity paradox / with James D. Bachmeier -- Conclusion : the diversity paradox and beyond (Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose)
Control code
475441740
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780871540416
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010003237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)475441740

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