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The Complexities of Race: Identity, Power, and Justice in an Evolving America

Charmaine Wijeyesinghe


This book analyzes and interrogates the complex ways that race, racial identity, racism, and racial justice are represented, experienced, and addressed in American society, politics, and culture. Drawing from research, narratives, theory, institutional and governmental policies, and media stories, authors illustrate how centuries of racism and white privilege fuel the dynamics of racial inequality today, and created contemporary norms influencing narratives of identity, belonging, racism, and racial justice in rapidly changing contexts. Topics explored include the nature of racial choice, tran ... More

Keywords: race, race and intersectionality, systemic racism, racial identity, racial justice, Black Lives Matter movements, race and social media, race and census, current issues and race, racial identity and belonging

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781479801404
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479801404.001.0001


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Charmaine Wijeyesinghe, editor

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