Who is White?

Who is White? : Latinos, Asians and the New Black/nonblack Divide

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Yancey marshals compelling evidence to show that the definition of who is "white" is changing rapidly, with nonblack minorities accepting the perspectives of the current white majority group and, in turn, being increasingly assimilated. In contrast, African Americans continue to experience high levels of alienation. To understand the racial reality in the United States, Yancey demonstrates, it is essential to discard the traditional white/nonwhite dichotomy and to explore the implications of the changing color of whiteness.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 230 pages
  • 149.9 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 476.28g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588261239
  • 9781588261236

Review quote

"Challenges a taken-for-granted assumption about the future of race relations in the U.S.... a provocative contribution to the debate." - Woody Doane, University of Hartfordshow more

Table of contents

Alienation and Race in the United States. How To Become White. "They Are OK - Just Keep Them Away From Me": Residential and Marital Segregation Patterns. The End of the Rainbow Coalition. The Changing Significance of "Latino" and Asian". The Black/Nonblack Society.show more

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