How Prevalent Is Racism in Society?

How Prevalent Is Racism in Society?

by Peggy J. Parks

Hardcover(Library Binding)



The In Controversy series examines the complex, controversial issues of the day by breaking them into smaller pieces. By studying a specific issues for example the ethics of embryonic stem cell research, rather than the entire stem cell research debate, students gain a more solid and focused understanding of a topic as a whole. Each book in the series provides a clear, insightful discussion of the issues, integrating facts and a variety of contrasting opinions for a solid, balanced perspective. Personal accounts and direct quotes from academic and professional experts, advocacy groups, politicians, and others enhance the narrative. Sidebars add depth to the discussion by expanding on important ideas and events. For quick reference, a list of key facts concludes every chapter. Source notes, an annotated organizations list, bibliography, and index provide student researchers with additional tools for papers and class discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601527165
Publisher: Referencepoint Press
Publication date: 08/28/2014
Series: In Controversy Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Introduction: Is Racism a Thing of the Past? 8

Chapter 1 What Are the Origins of the Racism Conflict? 13

Chapter 2 How Common Is Racial Profiling in Law Enforcement? 26

Chapter 3 How Serious a Problem Is Housing Discrimination? 39

Chapter 4 Are Affirmative Action Programs Justified? 53

Chapter 5 What Progress Has Been Made in the Fight Against Racism? 66

Source Notes 79

Related Organizations and Websites 84

Additional Reading 88

Index 90

Picture Credits 95

About the Author 96

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