Community Action against Racism in West Las Vegas

Community Action against Racism in West Las Vegas : The F Street Wall and the Women Who Brought It Down

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Description

From 2008 to 2013, a group of African American women led a successful protest of a street closure in their community without the dominant involvement of the black church. This book explains the socio-historical context behind the formation of this community and explores the eighty years of racism and oppression suffered by African Americans in southern Nevada.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 139 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 8 black & white halftones
  • 0739186779
  • 9780739186770

About Robert J. McKee

Robert J. McKee teaches sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the College of Southern Nevada. He has been awarded the Norman K. Denzin Qualitative Research Award (2010), the UNLV Public Sociologist of the Year Award (2012), and the UNLV College of Liberal Arts Dissertation of the Year Award (2012-2013).show more

Table of contents

Chapter One: Be Careful, it's the Westside Chapter Two: Welcome to Historic West Las Vegas Chapter Three: Women Shouldn't Be Doing That Sort of Thing Chapter Four: They Want to Wall You Off Chapter Five: Mayor Goodman, Tear Down This Wall! Chapter Six: A Horrible Waste of Money Chapter Seven: Symbolic Meanings of Physical Boundaries Chapter Eight: And the Wall Came Tumbling Downshow more