Monday, November 20, 2017

New Book: American Apartheid

American Apartheid is a powerful and up-roaring book that shows how the black ghetto was created by whites during the first half of the twentieth century in order to isolate growing urban black populations. It goes on to show that, despite the Fair Housing Act of 1968, segregation is perpetuated today through an interlocking set of individual actions, institutional practices, and governmental policies. In some urban areas the degree of black segregation is so intense and occurs in so many dimensions simultaneously that it amounts to "hypersegregation."
The authors demonstrate that this systematic segregation of African Americans leads to the creation of underclass communities during periods of economic downturn. As residents adapt to this increasingly harsh environment under a climate of racial isolation, they evolve attitudes, behaviors, and practices that further marginalize their neighborhoods and undermine their chances of success in mainstream American society. This book is a sober challenge to those who argue that race is of declining significance in the United States today.

If you would like to read this book, click here!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

New Book: First Crossing: Stories About Teen Immigrants

Culture. Hardship. Family. These are the some of the major themes of First Crossing: Stories About Teen Immigrants. This book features many different teenagers from different countries and showcases their background stories on how and why they came to the United States. Whether their transition is from Mexico to the United States or from Palestine to New Mexico, the characters in this anthology have all ventured far and have faced countless challenges. Each of these stories is unique, and each one has something to say to all of us.

If you are interested in reading this book, you can check it out here!

Native American Heritage Month 2017