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Race & Racisms

Race & Racisms 645801 SREXXX10.1177/2332649216645801Sociology of Race and EthnicityBook Review book-review2016 Book Review Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2016, Vol. 2(3) 1 –2 © American Sociological Association 2016 Race & Racisms: A Critical sre.sagepub.com Approach Tanya Golash-Boza Race & Racisms: A Critical Approach (Brief Ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. $49.95. 324 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-023850-6 Reviewed by: Ricardo Gabriel, The Graduate Center, City University of New York DOI: 10.1177/2332649216645801 Explaining to students that race is a social construc- invented as a justification for colonialism, geno- tion is one of the biggest challenges faced by all who cide, and slavery. teach courses on race and ethnicity, humble adjuncts The second chapter offers students a valuable and seasoned professors alike. Furthermore, the con- overview of the leading sociological theories of rac- structed and fabricated aspects of race must be bal- ism. It goes beyond standard explanations of the anced with how race and racism have shaped, and difference between prejudice and discrimination to continue to shape, our society in concrete ways. Is include extremely useful (albeit condensed) mate- race “real”? Does systemic racism still exist, or rial on systemic and structural racism, microaggres- didn’t the civil rights movement take care of all of sions, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociology of Race and Ethnicity SAGE

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© American Sociological Association 2016
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10.1177/2332649216645801
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645801 SREXXX10.1177/2332649216645801Sociology of Race and EthnicityBook Review book-review2016 Book Review Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2016, Vol. 2(3) 1 –2 © American Sociological Association 2016 Race & Racisms: A Critical sre.sagepub.com Approach Tanya Golash-Boza Race & Racisms: A Critical Approach (Brief Ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. $49.95. 324 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-023850-6 Reviewed by: Ricardo Gabriel, The Graduate Center, City University of New York DOI: 10.1177/2332649216645801 Explaining to students that race is a social construc- invented as a justification for colonialism, geno- tion is one of the biggest challenges faced by all who cide, and slavery. teach courses on race and ethnicity, humble adjuncts The second chapter offers students a valuable and seasoned professors alike. Furthermore, the con- overview of the leading sociological theories of rac- structed and fabricated aspects of race must be bal- ism. It goes beyond standard explanations of the anced with how race and racism have shaped, and difference between prejudice and discrimination to continue to shape, our society in concrete ways. Is include extremely useful (albeit condensed) mate- race “real”? Does systemic racism still exist, or rial on systemic and structural racism, microaggres- didn’t the civil rights movement take care of all of sions,

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Sociology of Race and EthnicitySAGE

Published: Jul 1, 2016

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