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Issues in Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class

Issues in Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class
Selections From CQ Researcher

October 2009 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc


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  • The Obama Presidency: Can Barack Obama deliver the change he promises?
  • Middle-Class Squeeze: Is more government aid needed?
  • Gay Marriage Showdowns: Will voters bar marriage for same-sex couples?

These are just a few of the provocative questions contested in Issues in Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class. This engaging reader allows students to see an issue from all sides and to think critically about topics that matter to them. Classroom discussion will never be dull again!

About CQ Researcher Readers

In the tradition of nonpartisanship and current analysis that is the hallmark of Congressional Quarterly, CQ Researcher titles investigate important and controversial policy issues. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background as well as current analysis of the issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material:

  • A Pro/Con box that examines two competing sides of a single question
  • A detailed chronology of key dates and events
  • An annotated bibliography and Web resources
  • Outlook sections that address possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years
  • Photos, charts, graphs, and maps

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Annotated Contents
Peter Katel
1. Affirmative Action: Is It Time to End Racial Preferences?
David Masci
2. Human Trafficking and Slavery: Are the World's Nations Doing Enough to Stamp It Out?
Alan Greenblatt
3. Immigration Debate: Can Politicians Find a Way to Curb Illegal Immigration?
Kenneth Jost
4. Racial Diversity in Public Schools: Has the Supreme Court Dealt a Blow to Integration?
David Masci
5. Reparations Movement: Should Payments Be Made for Historical Wrongs?
Peter Katel
6. American Indians: Are They Making Meaningful Progress at Last?
Reed Karaim
7. America's Border Fence: Will It Stem the Flow of Illegal Immigrants?
Karen Foerstel
8. China in Africa: Is China Gaining Control of Africa's Resources?
Sarah Glazer
9. Anti-Semitism in Europe: Are Israel's Policies Spurring a New Wave of Hate Crimes?
Samuel Loewenberg
10. Anti-Americanism: Is Anger at the U.S. Growing?
Karen Foerstel
11. Crisis in Darfur: Is There Any Hope for Peace?
Kenneth Jost and the CQ Researcher Staff
12. The Obama Presidency: Can Barack Obama Deliver the Change He Promises?
Thomas J. Billitteri
13. Middle-Class Squeeze: Is More Government Aid Needed?
Karen Foerstel
14. Women's Rights: Are Violence and Discrimination Against Women Declining?
Kenneth Jost
15. Gay Marriage Showdowns: Will Voters Bar Marriage for Same-Sex Couples?
Key features

Features and Benefits:

  • Each article begins with an overview, which briefly summarizes the areas that will be explored in greater detail in the rest of the chapter.
  • The next section chronicles important and current debates on the topic under discussion and is structured around a number of key questions. These questions are usually the subject of much debate among practitioners and scholars in the field. Hence, the answers presented are never conclusive but detail the range of opinion on the topic.
  • The "Background" section provides a history of the issue being examined. This retrospective covers important legislative measures, executive actions and court decisions that illustrate how current policy has evolved. Then the "Current Situation" section examines contemporary policy issues, legislation under consideration and legal action being taken.
  • Each selection concludes with an "Outlook" section, which addresses possible regulation, court rulings, and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next ?ve to ten years.
  • Each report contains features that augment the main text: two to three sidebars that examine issues related to the topic at hand, a pro versus con debate between two experts, a chronology of key dates and events and an annotated bibliography detailing major sources used by the writer.

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