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Black Men on the Blacktop: Basketball and the Politics of Race

Black Men on the Blacktop: Basketball and the Politics of Race

A. Rafik Mohamed

What is it about basketball that makes it "the black man’s game"? And what about pickup basketball in particular: can it tell us something about the state of blackness in the United States? Reflecting on these questions, Rafik Mohamed presents pickup games as a text of the political, social, and economic struggles of African American men. In the process, he tells a story about    More >

Race, Riots, and the Police

Howard Rahtz

Reflected almost daily in headlines, the enormous rift between the police and the communities they serve—especially African American communities—remains one of the major challenges facing the United States. And race-related riots continue to be a violent manifestation of that rift. Can this dismal state of affairs be changed? Can the distrust between black citizens and the police ever    More >

Race, Riots, and the Police
Undocumented Latino Youth: Navigating Their Worlds

Undocumented Latino Youth: Navigating Their Worlds

Marisol Clark-Ibáñez

Though often overlooked in heated debates, nearly 1.8 million undocumented immigrants are under the age of 18. How do immigration policies shape the lives of these young people? How do local and state laws that are seemingly unrelated to undocumented communities negatively affect them? Marisol Clark-Ibáñez delivers an intimate look at growing up as an undocumented Latino immigrant,    More >

Roots of African American Violence: Ethnocentrism, Cultural Diversity, and Racism

Darnell F. Hawkins, Jerome B. McKean, Norman A. White, and Christine Martin

What explains the well-documented racial disparities in rates of homicide and other acts of criminal violence in the United States? Critically confronting the conventional narratives that purport to answer this question, the authors of Roots of African American Violence offer an alternative framework—one that acknowledges the often hidden cultural diversity and within-race ethnocentrism    More >

Roots of African American Violence: Ethnocentrism, Cultural Diversity, and Racism
Metaracism: Explaining the Persistence of Racial Inequality

Metaracism: Explaining the Persistence of Racial Inequality

Carter A. Wilson

The black/white gaps in income, education, and wealth are expanding. Prisons are crowded with black men. There is an increasing concentration of urban poverty. While individuals and communities reject biological determinism and find bigotry offensive, structural inequalities remain. Why? Addressing this fundamental question, Carter Wilson focuses on the elusive dynamics of contemporary    More >

 

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Applications are now being accepted for the Deborah Gerner Grant for Professional Development, which is sponsored by Lynne Rienner Publishers and awarded by International Studies Association’s Women’s Caucus for International Studies. The $2,000 grant may be used to support any number of activities: for example, travel to a professional conference or workshop or to conduct interviews; or the purchase of books, software, databases, or other materials needed for research. For application guidelines, visit here .
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