Race and Social Justice

Race and Social Justice

The volume is marked by its interdisciplinary approach, depending on work in African American history and literature as well as recent work by legal scholars, political scientists, and sociologists who have wrestled with race and racism.

Author: Howard McGary

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 063120721X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

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Written by one of America's leading philosophers, Race and Social Justice provides a powerful analysis of the enduring problems of race and social justice in American life.
Categories: Philosophy

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Social Justice

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Social Justice

... here–here, Black Atlantic here, here–here Black Hamlet here–here Chavafambira, John here, here–here Nesta here, here here–here, here–here Uncle Charlie here, here Black History Month here Black humanness here Black social justice ...

Author: David Ruiter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350140370

Category: Drama

Page: 352

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The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Social Justice is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on Shakespeare and issues of social justice and arts activism by an international team of leading scholars, directors, arts activists, and educators. Across four sections it explores the relevance and responsibility of art to the real world ? to the significant teaching and learning, performance and practice, theory and economies that not only expand the discussion of literature and theatre, but also open the gates of engagement between the life of the mind and lived experience. The collection draws from noted scholars, writers and practitioners from around the globe to assert the power of art to question, disrupt and re-invigorate both the ties that bind and the barriers that divide us. A series of interviews with theatre practitioners and scholars opens the volume, establishing an initial portfolio of areas for research, exploration, and change. In Section 2 'The Practice of Shakespeare and Social Justice' contributors examine Shakespeare's place and possibilities in intervening on issues of race, class, gender and sexuality. Section 3 'The Performance of Shakespeare and Social Justice' traces Shakespeare and social justice in multiple global contexts; engaging productions grounded in the politics of Mexico, India, South Africa, China and aspects of Asian politics broadly, this section illuminates the burgeoning field of global production while keeping as a priority the political structures that make advocacy and resistance possible. The last section on 'Economies of Shakespeare' describes socio-economic and community issues that come to light in Shakespeare, and their potential to catalyse ongoing discussion and change in respect to wealth, distribution, equity, and humanity. An annotated bibliography provides further guidance to those researching the subject.
Categories: Drama

Black Women and Social Justice Education

Black Women and Social Justice Education

Black Women's Praxis The omission of Black women from social justice theorizing is unmistakable and remarkable given their intellectual and activist contributions to work for social justice. Fannie Jackson Coppin's (1913) aim “to make ...

Author: Stephanie Y. Evans

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438472942

Category: Education

Page: 398

View: 985

Focuses on Black women’s experiences and expertise in order to advance educational philosophy and provide practical tools for social justice pedagogy. Black Women and Social Justice Education explores Black women’s experiences and expertise in teaching and learning about justice in a range of formal and informal educational settings. Linking historical accounts with groundbreaking contributions by new and rising leaders in the field, it examines, evaluates, establishes, and reinforces Black women’s commitment to social justice in education at all levels. Authors offer resource guides, personal reflections, bibliographies, and best practices for broad use and reference in communities, schools, universities, and nonprofit organizations. Collectively, their work promises to further enrich social justice education (SJE)—a critical pedagogy that combines intersectionality and human rights perspectives—and to deepen our understanding of the impact of SJE innovations on the humanities, social sciences, higher education, school development, and the broader professional world. This volume expands discussions of academic institutions and the communities they were built to serve. “This is an exciting and engaging text that provides invaluable insights and strategies used by Black women as they engage in their justice work. These strategies will be helpful for diversity trainers, social justice educators, administrators, and anyone interested in resisting oppression and furthering social justice goals in higher education.” — Sabrina Ross, coeditor of Beyond Retention: Cultivating Spaces of Equity, Justice, and Fairness for Women of Color in U.S. Higher Education “Uplifting, powerful, and inspirational.” — Tara L. Parker, coauthor of The State of Developmental Education: Higher Education and Public Policy Priorities
Categories: Education

Black Women in the New World Order

Black Women in the New World Order

This book includes a description of how policies in the social institutions of health, education, business and welfare, as well as the criminal justice system, have operated to decrease the viability of women and minorities.

Author: Willa Mae Hemmons

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275952088

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

View: 599

An examination of the impact of the "new world order" upon the African American woman. This book includes a description of how policies in the social institutions of health, education, business and welfare, as well as the criminal justice system, have operated to decrease the viability of women and minorities.
Categories: Social Science

Racism African Americans and Social Justice

Racism  African Americans  and Social Justice

This book provides historical and statistical data outlining injustices against African Americans in the juvenile justice system, the criminal justice system, affirmative action in colleges and universities, reparations, economics, and ...

Author: Rudolph Alexander, Jr.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461641698

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 256

This book provides historical and statistical data outlining injustices against African Americans in the juvenile justice system, the criminal justice system, affirmative action in colleges and universities, reparations, economics, and employment discrimination.
Categories: Social Science

African Americans and Gentrification in Washington D C

African Americans and Gentrification in Washington  D C

This book uses qualitative data to explore the experiences and ideas of African Americans confronting and constructing gentrification in Washington, D.C. It contextualizes Black Washingtonians’ perspectives on belonging and attachment ...

Author: Dr Sabiyha Prince

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472403162

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

View: 462

This book uses qualitative data to explore the experiences and ideas of African Americans confronting and constructing gentrification in Washington, D.C. It contextualizes Black Washingtonians’ perspectives on belonging and attachment during a marked period of urban restructuring and demographic change in the Nation’s Capital and sheds light on the process of social hierarchies and standpoints unfolding over time. African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C. emerges as a portrait of a heterogeneous African American population wherein members define their identity and culture as a people informed by the impact of injustice on the urban landscape. It presents oral history and ethnographic data on current and former African American residents of D.C. and combines these findings with analyses from institutional, statistical, and scholarly reports on wealth inequality, shortages in affordable housing, and rates of unemployment. Prince contends that gentrification seizes upon and fosters uneven development, vulnerability and alienation and contributes to classed and racialized tensions in affected communities in a book that will interest social scientists working in the fields of critical urban studies and urban ethnography. African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C. will also invigorate discussions of neoliberalism, critical whiteness studies and race relations in the 21st Century.
Categories: Social Science

The Color of Our Shame

The Color of Our Shame

Thus, in The Color of Our Shame, he asks two major questions. First, given the success of the Civil Rights Act and the sharp decline in overt racist norms, how can we explain the persistence of systemic racial inequality?

Author: Christopher J. Lebron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190266882

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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For many Americans, the election of Barack Obama as the country's first black president signaled that we had become a post-racial nation - some even suggested that race was no longer worth discussing. Of course, the evidence tells a very different story. And while social scientists are fully engaged in examining the facts of race, normative political thought has failed to grapple with race as an interesting moral case or as a focus in the expansive theory of social justice. Political thought's under participation in the debate over the status of blacks in American society raises serious concerns since the main academic task of political theory is to adjudicate discrepancies between the demands of ideal justice and social realities. Christopher J. Lebron contends that it is the duty of political thought to address the moral problems that attend racial inequality and to make those problems salient to a democratic polity. Thus, in The Color of Our Shame, he asks two major questions. First, given the success of the Civil Rights Act and the sharp decline in overt racist norms, how can we explain the persistence of systemic racial inequality? Second, once we have settled on an explanation, what might political philosophy have to offer in terms of a solution? In order to answer these questions Lebron suggests that we reconceive of racial inequality as a condition that marks the normative status of black citizens in the eyes of the nation. He argues that our collective response to racial inequality ought to be shame. While we reject race as a reason for marginalizing blacks on the basis of liberal democratic ideals, we fail to live up to those ideals - a situation that Lebron sees as a failure of national character. Drawing on a wide array of resources including liberal theory, virtue ethics, history, and popular culture, Lebron proposes a move toward a "perfectionist politics" that would compel a higher level of racially relevant moral excellence from individuals and institutions and enable America to meet the democratic ideals that it has set for itself.
Categories: Political Science

The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice

The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice

The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice will inform scholars and practitioners on the subjects of pervasive racial inequity and the healing offered by restorative justice practices.

Author: Fania E. Davis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781680993448

Category: Law

Page: 89

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A handbook showing how racial justice and restorative justice can transform the African American experience in America. The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice will inform scholars and practitioners on the subjects of pervasive racial inequity and the healing offered by restorative justice practices. Addressing the intersectionality of race and the US criminal justice system, social activist Fania E. Davis explores how restorative justice has the capacity to disrupt patterns of mass incarceration through effective, equitable, and transformative approaches. Eager to break the still-pervasive, centuries-long cycles of racial prejudice and trauma in America, Davis unites the racial justice and restorative justice movements, aspiring to increase awareness of deep-seated problems as well as positive action toward change. Davis highlights real restorative justice initiatives that function from a racial justice perspective; these programs are utilized in schools, justice systems, and communities, intentionally seeking to ameliorate racial disparities and systemic inequities. She looks at initiatives that strive to address the historical harms against African Americans throughout the nation. This entry in the Justice and Peacebuilding series is a much needed and long overdue examination of the issue of race in America as well as a beacon of hope as we learn to work together to repair damage, change perspectives, and strive to do better.
Categories: Law

The Browning of America and the Evasion of Social Justice

The Browning of America and the Evasion of Social Justice

Considers the effects of the browning of America on philosophical debates over race, racism, and social justice.

Author: Ronald R. Sundstrom

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791475867

Category: Philosophy

Page: 204

View: 892

Considers the effects of the browning of America on philosophical debates over race, racism, and social justice.
Categories: Philosophy

Black Women and Social Justice Education

Black Women and Social Justice Education

This volume expands discussions of academic institutions and the communities they were built to serve.

Author: Stephanie Y. Evans

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438472966

Category: Social Science

Page: 398

View: 630

Focuses on Black women’s experiences and expertise in order to advance educational philosophy and provide practical tools for social justice pedagogy. Black Women and Social Justice Education explores Black women’s experiences and expertise in teaching and learning about justice in a range of formal and informal educational settings. Linking historical accounts with groundbreaking contributions by new and rising leaders in the field, it examines, evaluates, establishes, and reinforces Black women’s commitment to social justice in education at all levels. Authors offer resource guides, personal reflections, bibliographies, and best practices for broad use and reference in communities, schools, universities, and nonprofit organizations. Collectively, their work promises to further enrich social justice education (SJE)—a critical pedagogy that combines intersectionality and human rights perspectives—and to deepen our understanding of the impact of SJE innovations on the humanities, social sciences, higher education, school development, and the broader professional world. This volume expands discussions of academic institutions and the communities they were built to serve. Stephanie Y. Evans is Professor and Chair of African American Studies, Africana Women’s Studies, and History at Clark Atlanta University. Her books include Black Women’s Mental Health: Balancing Strength and Vulnerability (coedited with Kanika Bell and Nsenga K. Burton) and African Americans and Community Engagement in Higher Education: Community Service, Service-Learning, and Community-Based Research (coedited with Colette M. Taylor, Michelle R. Dunlap, and DeMond S. Miller), both also published by SUNY Press. Andrea D. Domingue is Assistant Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion at Davidson College. Tania D. Mitchell is Associate Professor of Higher Education at the University of Minnesota. She is the coeditor (with Krista M. Soria) of Educating for Citizenship and Social Justice: Practices for Community Engagement at Research Universities.
Categories: Social Science