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What Makes Racial Diversity Work in Higher Education
By Frank W. Hale Jr. (ed.);
Foreword by William E. Kirwan
Stylus Publishing, July 2003, 320 pp., $59.95 cloth, ISBN I-57922-066-5;
$23.95 paper, ISBN 1-57922-067-3
Dr. Frank W. Hale Jr., known for his pioneering efforts in establishing Ohio State University as one of the top producers of African American doctorates, brings together more than 20 leading scholars from around the nation to describe the successful diversity programs they have developed. Recognizing the importance of diversity as a means of embracing the experiences, perspectives and expertise of other cultures, the book shares what has been most effective in helping institutions to create an atmosphere and a campus culture that not only admits students, faculty and staff of color, but accepts and welcomes their presence and participation.
Hale is vice provost and professor emeritus at Ohio State
University. Dr. William E. Kirwan is chancellor of the University System of Maryland.
Educating Teachers
for Diversity:
Seeing With a Cultural Eye
By Jacqueline Jordan Irvine
Teachers College Press, May 2003, 128 pp., $44.00 cloth, ISBN: 0807743585;
$19.95 paper, ISBN 0807743577
This book addresses the complex issues of how culture, race and ethnicity, and social class influence the teaching and learning processes. The author tackles a number of controversial issues in multicultural education and urban teacher education including: offering advice on closing the achievement gap in urban schools; focusing on issues of assessment and measurement for K-12 students and teachers of color; and exploring the declining number of teachers of color in the United States and its relation to school failure in African American and Latino students.
Dr. Jacqueline Jordan Irvine is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Urban Education in the Division of Educational Studies at Emory University.
Skin Deep: How Race and Complexion Matter in the “Color-Blind” Era
Cedric Herring, Verna M. Keith and
Hayward Derrick Horton (eds.)
University of Illinois Press,
October 2003, 256 pages,
$19.95 paper, ISBN 1-929011-26-1
Shattering the myth of the color-blind society, the essays in Skin Deep examine skin tone stratification in America, which affects relations not only among different races and ethnic groups but also among members of individual ethnicities. Written by some of the nation’s leading thinkers on race and colorism, these essays ask whether skin tone differentiation is imposed upon communities of color from the outside or is an internally-driven process aided and abetted by community members themselves. They also question whether the stratification process is the same for African Americans, Hispanics and Asian Americans. The essays also grapple with emerging issues such as biracialism, color-blind racism and 21st-century notions of race.
Dr. Cedric Herring is a professor of sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Verna M. Keith is chairwoman of the department of sociology at Arizona State University. Dr. Hayward Derrick Horton is an associate professor of sociology at the      University at Albany (SUNY).
Black-Brown Relations and Stereotypes
By Tatcho Mindiola Jr., Yolanda Flores Niemann and Nestor Rodriguez
University of Texas Press, January 2003, 216 pp., $45.00, hardcover, ISBN 0-292-75264-4; $19.95, paperback, ISBN 0-292-75268-7
Offering some of the first in-depth analyses of how African Americans and Hispanics perceive and interact with each other, this study looks at Black-Brown relations in Houston, one of the largest U.S. cities with a majority ethnic population and one in which Hispanics outnumber African Americans. Drawing on the results of several sociological studies, the authors focus on four key issues: how each group forms and maintains stereotypes of the other, areas in which the two groups conflict and disagree, the crucial role of women in shaping their communities’ racial attitudes, and areas in which Hispanics and African Americans agree and can cooperate to achieve greater political power and social justice.
Dr. Tatcho Mindiola Jr. is associate professor of sociology and director of the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston. Dr. Yolanda Flores Niemann is associate professor of comparative cultures and director of Latina/o outreach at Washington State University. Dr. Nestor Rodriguez is associate professor of sociology and director of the Center for Immigration Research at the University of Houston.

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