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The Resource What is your race? : the census and our flawed efforts to classify Americans, Kenneth Prewitt

What is your race? : the census and our flawed efforts to classify Americans, Kenneth Prewitt

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What is your race? : the census and our flawed efforts to classify Americans
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What is your race?
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the census and our flawed efforts to classify Americans
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Kenneth Prewitt
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eng
Summary
America is preoccupied with race statistics--perhaps more than any other nation. Do these statistics illuminate social reality and produce coherent social policy, or cloud that reality and confuse social policy? Does America still have a color line? Who is on which side? Does it have a different ""race"" line--the nativity line--separating the native born from the foreign born? You might expect to answer these and similar questions with the government's ""statistical races."" Not likely, observes Kenneth Prewitt, who shows why the way we count by race is flawed. Prewitt calls for rad
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What is your race? : the census and our flawed efforts to classify Americans, Kenneth Prewitt
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What is your race? : the census and our flawed efforts to classify Americans, Kenneth Prewitt
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt2jc8bn
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of Figures and Tables; Preface; PART I What Are Statistical Races?; Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview; Chapter 2 Classification before Counting: The Statistical Races; PART II Policy, Statistics, and Science Join Forces; Chapter 3 The Compromise That Made the Republic and the Nation's First Statistical Race; Chapter 4 Race Science Captures the Prize, the U.S. Census; Chapter 5 How Many White Races Are There?; PART III When You Have a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail; Chapter 6 Racial Justice Finds a Policy Tool
  • Chapter 7 When You Have a Hammer: Statistical Races MisusedPART IV The Statistical Races under Pressure, and a Fresh Rationale; Chapter 8 Pressures Mount; Chapter 9 The Problem of the Twenty-first Century Is the Problem of the Color Line as It Intersects the Nativity Line; PART V What We Have Is Not What We Need; Chapter 10 Where Are We Exactly?; Chapter 11 Getting from Where We Are to Where We Need to Be; Appendix: Perspectives from Abroad-Brazil, France, Israel; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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