Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism


Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism not only provides fresh theoretical insights into the new forms of race and racism, it also provides evidence of and policy solutions to address these seemingly intractable forms of discrimination and racial disparities. These issues are tackled by some of the nation’s most prominent race and public policy scholars. In addition, the volume has contributions by some of the most innovative up-and-coming voices that are often neglected in such volumes. Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism is an accessible book written on an important and timely subject that continues to affect the lives of Americans of all shades and ethnicities.

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John J. Betancur, PhD, is Associate Professor in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the coeditor of The Collaborative City: Opportunities and Struggles for Blacks and Latinos in U.S. Cities.

Cedric Herring, PhD University of Michigan, is Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has published seven books. His forthcoming book is entitled Critical Diversity: The New Case for Inclusion and Equal Opportunity.
The book is disruptive and refreshing, giving readers the particular and occasionally peculiar reading of the subject by the editors whose expertise does not necessarily reflect the consensus of the field. […] There is much to learn from this ambitious, revealing collection. Summing up: Highly recommended.
I. Ken, Choice, Vol. 50, No. 10 (June 2013), pp. 50
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1. Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism: An Introduction, John J. Betancur and Cedric Herring
2. Critical Considerations and New Challenges in Black-Latino Relations, John J. Betancur
3. Juntos Pero No Revueltos: Race, Citizenship, and the Conundrums of Latinidad, Tomas Almaguer
4. Public Housing Redevelopment and the Displacement of African Americans, Edward G. Goetz
5. Problems of Racial Justice in Portland, 1968–2010: Revisiting the City’s “Kerner Report,” Karen J. Gibson
6. After the Storm: Race and Victims’ Reactions to the Hurricane Katrina Aftermath, Hayward Derrick Horton, Melvin Thomas, and Cedric Herring
7. Race, Class, and the Restructuring of Urban Community Development, Douglas C. Gills
8. Fairness on the Job: Skin Tone, the Beauty Myth, and the Treatment of African American Women at Work, N. Michelle Hughes and Cedric Herring
9. Training Black Media Makers after Kerner: The Black Journal Workshop, Devorah Heitner
10. “Illegals Under Fire”: Analyzing U.S. News Frames of Latina/o Immigration and Immigration Rights (1997–2007), Isabel Molina-Guzmán
11. Muslims in the Global City: Racism, Islamophobia, and Multiracial Organizing in Chicago, Junaid Rana
12.New Configurations of Racism after 9/11: Gender and Race in the Context of the Anti-Immigrant City, Elizabeth L. Sweet
13.Gang Members, Juvenile Delinquents, and Direct Democracy, Lisa Marie Cacho
14. Racial Disadvantage and Incarceration: Sources of Wage Inequality among African American, Latino, and White Men, Kecia R. Johnson and Jacqueline Johnson
15. Casualties of War: The War on Drugs, Prisoner Re-entry and the Spread of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Chicago’s Communities, Cedric Herring
16. Marching in March: Early Participation in Chicago’s Immigrant Mobilizations, Angela Mascarenas and Cedric Herring
17. From Political Novice to Veteran: Youth Participation in the Immigrant Mobilization, Loren Henderson
18. Race, Poverty, and Disability: A Social Justice Dilemma, Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar, Fabricio Balcazar, Tina Ritzler-Taylor, Asma Ali , and Rooshey Hasnain
19. Conclusion: Racism and Neoracism: Contributions of This Book, John J. Betancur

All readers interested in accessible treatments of the intersection of race and public policy in contemporary America; of special interest to those concerned with policy solutions to redress new forms of racism.