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Title The myth of racial color blindness : manifestations, dynamics, and impact / [edited by] Helen A. Neville, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Miguel E. Gallardo, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University, and Derald Wing Sue, Teachers College, Columbia University
Edition First edition
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2016
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Description 1 online resource ( xi, 330 pages)
Contents I. Theoretical and methodological foundations -- II. Context and costs -- III. Manifestations of color-blind racial ideology
Summary "Is the United States today a "post-racial" society? Some might point to the election and re-election of a Black president as conclusive evidence of the progress made in race relations, but others are not so sanguine. In this volume, top scholars in psychology, education, sociology, and related fields dissect the concept of color-blind racial ideology (CBRI), the widely-held belief that skin color does not affect interpersonal interactions, and that interpersonal and institutional racism therefore no longer exists in American society. Contributors survey the theoretical and empirical literature on racial color-blindness; discuss novel ways of assessing and measuring color-blind racial beliefs; examine related characteristics such as lack of empathy (among Whites) and internalized racism (among people of color); and assess the impact of CBRI in education, the workplace, and health care--as well as the racial disparities that such beliefs help foster. Finally, they recommend ways to counter color-blind racial beliefs by advocating for and implementing race-conscious policies and practices that aim to create equal access and opportunities for all"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Post-racialism -- United States -- Philosophy.
Post-racialism -- United States.
Race awareness -- United States.
Racism -- United States.
Ethnicity -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Ethnicity -- United States -- Philosophy.
Ethnic Groups -- psychology.
Race Relations -- psychology.
United States -- Race relations -- Psychological aspects.
United States -- Race relations -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Neville, Helen A., editor
Gallardo, Miguel E., editor
Sue, Derald Wing, editor
ISBN 9781433820731 (hardcover)
1433820730 (hardcover)
9781433820748 (digital) (undefined format)
1433820749 (digital) (undefined format)