Who is White?

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

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"By the year 2050, whites will be a numerical racial minority, albeit the largest minority, in the United States." This statement, asserts George Yancey, while statistically correct, is nonetheless false. 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

  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 149.9 x 231.1 x 15.2mm | 249.48g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1588263371
  • 9781588263377
  • 1,908,067

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

About George Yancey

George Yancey is assistant professor of sociology at the University of North Texas.show more

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