New Book: “America’s Growing Inequality: The Impact of Poverty and Race”

New Book: America’s Growing Inequality: The Impact of Poverty and Race (Chester Hartman, ed., Lexington Books, 2014).  Overview below:

The book is a compilation of the best and still-most-relevant articles published in Poverty & Race, the bimonthly of The Poverty & Race Research Action Council from 2006 to the present. Authors are some of the leading figures in a range of activities around these themes. It is the fourth such book PRRAC has published over the years, each with a high-visibility foreword writer: Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. Bill Bradley, Julian Bond in previous books, Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago for this book. The chapters are organized into four sections: Race & Poverty: The Structural Underpinnings; Deconstructing Poverty and Racial Inequities; Re(emerging) Issues; Civil Rights History.

Table of Contents after the jump…

Foreword by Congressman Luis Gutierrez
Introduction, Chester Hartman

I. Racism and Poverty: The Structural Underpinnings

Toward a Structural Racism Framework
Andrew Grant-Thomas & john a. powell

Structural Racism: Focusing on the Cause
Cliff Schrupp

American Indian Tribes and Structural Racism
Sherry Salway Black

Structural Racism and Rebuilding New Orleans
Maya Wiley

Race vis-à-vis Class in the U.S.?
john a. powell & Stephen Menendian

More Than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City
William Julius Wilson

Tensions Among Minority Groups
Symposium with S.M. Miller, Wade Henderson, Don T. Nakanishi, john a. powell, Maria Blanco, Howard Winant

Indigenous Peoples: Response to the Periodic Report of the United States to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Tribal Self-Government in the United States
John Dossett

When Affirmative Action Was White
Ira Katznelson

The Importance of Targeted Universalism
john a. powell, Stephen Menendian & Jason Reece

Implicit Bias
A Forum – eds. Intro para

Does Unconscious Bias Matter?
Ralph Richard Banks & Richard Thompson Ford

Implicit Bias Insights as Preconditions to Structural Change
john a. powell & Rachel Godsil

Litigating Implicit Bias
Eva Paterson

Implicit Bias, Racial Inequality and Our Multivariate World
Andrew Grant-Thomas

Beyond Bias
Olati Johnson

Banks & Ford Response

Tax Aversion: The Legacy of Slavery
Robin Einhorn

Tax Aversion: The Sequel
Robin Einhorn

Scapegoating Blacks for the Economic Crisis
Gregory D. Squires

Speculators, Not CRA, Behind Foreclosures in Black Neighborhoods
John I. Gilderbloom & Gregory D. Squires

The Missing Class: The Near Poor
Victor Tan Chen & Katherine S. Newman

Criminalization of Poverty: UN Report

Can We Think about Poverty without Thinking about Criminality?
Kaaryn Gustafson

The Criminalization of Homelessness
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Can We Organize for Economic Justice Beyond Capitalism?
LeeAnn Hall & Danny HoSang

Beyond Public/Private: Understanding Corporate Power
john a. powell & Stephen Menendian

The Help
Association of Black Women Historians

Reshaping the Social Contract: Demographic Distance and Our Fiscal Future
Manuel Pastor & Vanessa Carter

Social Justice Movements in a Liminal Age
Deepak Bhargava

II. Deconstructing Poverty and Racial Inequality

The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger
Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett

Why Racial Integration Remains an Imperative
Elizabeth Anderson

Building a National Museum
Lonnie G. Bunch, III

How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice
Mark R. Warren

Ending/Reducing Poverty: A Forum
– Exec Summary of CAP report; Comments on it by Christopher Howard, Herbert J. Gans, David K. Shipler, Mtangulizi Sanyika, William E. Spriggs, Margy Waller, Jill Cunningham, Michael R. Wenger, + CAP response

Unions Make Us Strong
Julius G. Getman

A Freedom Budget for all Americans
Chester Hartman

The Kerner Commission: Remembering, Forgetting and Truth-Telling
Bruce R. Thomas

How Seattle and King County Are Tackling Institutional Inequities
Julie Nelson, Glenn Harris, Sandy Ciske & Matias Valenzuela

One Nation Indivisible: Just Cause – Causa Justa Multi-racial Movement-Building for Housing Rights
Maria Poblet & Dawn Phillips

The Opportunity Impact Statement
The Opportunity Agenda

The International Year for People of African Descent
Richard Clarke

Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote
Gordon A. Martin, Jr.

Why Are African Americans and Latinos Under-represented Among Recipients of Unemployment Insurance and What Should We Do About It?
Andrew Grant-Thomas

The Cobell Trust Land Lawsuit
Justin Guilder

Truth and Reconciliation in Greensboro, North Carolina: A Paradigm for Social Transformation
Marty Nathan & Signe Waller

Greensboro Truth & Reconciliation Commission
Marty Nathan & Signe Waller


Apology for Slavery (H. Res. 194)

Joint Resolution of Apology to Native People
John Dossett

III. (Re)Emerging Issues

The Seattle/Louisville Decision and the Future of Race-Conscious Programs
Philip Tegeler

Separate ≠ Equal: Mexican Americans Before Brown v. Board
Philippa Strum

Segregation and Exposure to High-Poverty Schools in Large Metropolitan Areas, 2008-09
Nancy McArdle, Theresa Osypuk & Dolores Acevedo-García

The Social Science Evidence on the Effects of Diversity in K-12 Schools
Roslyn Arlin Mickelson

How Colleges and Universities Can Promote K-12 Diversity: A Modest Proposal
Julius Chambers, John Charles Boger & William Tobin
Commentaries by Pedro Noguera, john a. powell, William L. Taylor, Wendy Puriefoy, Richard D. Kahlenberg, Jenice L. View

When the Feds Won’t Act: School Desegregation, State Courts, and Minnesota’s The Choice is Yours Program
Myron Orfield & Baris Gumus-Dawes

Reaffirming the Role of School Integration in K-12 Education Policy
Post- Conference Statement: An Urgent Need for Federal Support

Middle-Income Peers As Educational Resources and the Constitutional Right to Equal Access Derek W. Black

Community-Based Accountability:Best Practices for School Officials
Jason Langberg, Taiyyaba Qureshi & Eldrin Deas

The Role of Teacher Union Locals in Advancing Racial Justice and Improving the Quality of Schooling in the United States
Mark Simon

American Indian Boarding Schools

Affirmative Furthering Fair Housing: The 21st Century Challenge
Rob Breymaier

Race and Public Housing: Revisiting the Federal Role
Richard Rothstein

Integration and Housing Choice: A Dialogue
Camille Zubrinsky Charles, Ingrid Gould Ellen & Maria Krysan

What Are We Holding Our Public Schools Accountable For? The Gap Between What is Measured and What is Needed to Prepare Children for an Increasingly Diverse Society
Amy Stuart Wells

The Goal of Inclusive, Diverse Communities: Introduction to the Final Report of the National Commission on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Lessons from Mount Laurel: The Benefits of Affordable Housing for All Concerned
Douglas S. Massey

Housing America’s Native People
Wendy L. Helgemo

No Home in Indian Country
Janeen Comenote

Mossville, Louisiana: A Community’s Fight for the Human Right to a Healthy Environment
Michele Roberts

Understanding Health Impact Assessment: A Tool for Addressing Health Disparities
Saneta De Vuono-Powell & Jonathan Heller

Health Equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Children and Youth: What’s Racism Got to Do With It?
Laurin Mayeno, Joseph Keawe-aimoku Kaholokula,
David MKI Liu, Lloyd Asato & Winston Tseng

Neighborhood – The Smallest Unit of Health: A Health Center Model for Pacific Islander and Asian Health
Jamila Jarmon

Health Care and Indigenous Peoples in the United States
Michael Yellow Bird

Race, Poverty and Incarceration
Donald Braman

A Strategy for Dismantling Structural Racism in the Juvenile Justice System
Edgar S. Cahn, Keri A. Nash & Cynthia Robbins

JJDPA (box accompanying Cahn et al.)

Native Americans and Juvenile Justice: A Hidden Tragedy
Terry L. Cross

National Statement to Support Human and Civil Rights for All Immigrants and to Oppose Compromise Immigration Reform Proposals

21st Century Gateways: Immigrants in Suburban America
Audrey Singer, Susan W. Hardwick & Caroline B. Brettell

Natural Allies or Irreconcilable Foes? Reflections on African-American/Immigrant Relations
Andrew Grant-Thomas, Yusuf Sarfati & Cheryl Staats

Transportation and Civil Rights:
Thomas W. Sanchez & Marc Brenman
Commentaries by Guillermo Mayer, Angela Glover Blackwell, Eugene B. Benson, Wade Henderson, David Rusk, Laura Barrett, Thomas W. Sanchez & Marc Brenman

Right to the City: Social Movement and Theory
Jacqueline Leavitt, Tony Roshan Samara & Marnie Brady

IV. Civil Rights History

Bayard Rustin and the Civil Rights Movement
Daniel Levine

A Civil Right to Organize
Richard D. Kahlenberg & Moshe Z. Marvit
Commentaries on the Kahlenberg-Marvit Article
Various Authors
Kahlenberg and Marvit Respond

Local People as Law Shapers: Lessons from Atlanta’s Civil Rights Movement
Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Freedom Riders
Raymond Arsenault

The Chicago Freedom Movement 40 Years Later: A Symposium:
Assessing the Chicago Freedom Movement —James Ralph,
Success and the Chicago Freedom Movement— Mary Lou Finley,
The End-the-Slums Movement —Bernard LaFayette, Jr
Forty Years of the Civil Rights Movement in Chicago— Dick Simpson
Overall, Things Are Not Good— Salim Muwakkil

The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Gathers 50 Years After It Started: A Report on the Reunion
Mike Miller

The Other Side of Immigration: Humane, Sensible & Replicable Responses in a Changing Nation
Susan E. Eaton

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