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Author Carbado, Devon W.

Title Acting white? : rethinking race in "post-racial" America / Devon W. Carbado and Mitu Gulati.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, ©2013.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.896 C263A    Check Shelf
Description x, 198 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-192) and index.
Contents Prologue : Acting out the racial double bind -- Why act white? -- Talking white -- Acting like a black woman -- Acting like a (white) woman -- (Not) acting criminal -- Acting diverse -- Acting within the law -- Acting white to help other blacks -- Epilogue : Acting beyond black and white.
Summary The authors argue that, in spite of decades of racial progress and the pervasiveness of multicultural rhetoric, racial judgments are often based not just on skin color, but on how a person conforms to behavior stereotypically associated with a certain race. Specifically, racial minorities are judged on how they "perform" their race: the clothes they wear, the way they style their hair, the institutions with which they affiliate, their racial politics, the people they befriend, date or marry, where they live, how they speak, and their outward mannerisms and demeanor.
Subject Racism -- United States.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- United States.
Race relations.
Black people -- Race identity -- United States.
White people -- Race identity -- United States.
Discrimination in justice administration -- United States.
Justice, Administration of -- Social aspects -- United States.
Discrimination in employment -- United States.
Black people -- Race identity. (OCoLC)fst00833987
Discrimination in employment. (OCoLC)fst00895050
Discrimination in justice administration. (OCoLC)fst00895100
Justice, Administration of -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00985195
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Racism. (OCoLC)fst01086616
Stereotypes (Social psychology) (OCoLC)fst01431521
White people -- Race identity. (OCoLC)fst01174825
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Gulati, Mitu.
ISBN 9780195382587
9780190229214 (paperback)
0190229217 (paperback)
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