ERIC Number: ED449286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
America Becoming: Racial Trends and Their Consequences. Volume I. [Proceedings of the Research Conference on Racial Trends in the United States (Washington, D.C., October 15-16, 1998)].
Smelser, Neil J., Ed.; Wilson, William Julius, Ed.; Mitchell, Faith, Ed.
This collection of papers explores past and current trends among African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans in the context of a white majority. The papers, presented at the 1998 Research Conference on Racial Trends in the United States, provide analyses of racial and social dynamics and recommendations for future research. The book details demographic changes that have moved America beyond black and white into a complex multiethnic environment. The 14 papers include: (1) "Introduction" (Neil J. Smelser, William Julius Wilson, and Faith Mitchell); (2) "An Overview of Trends in Social and Economic Well-Being, by Race" (Rebecca M. Blank); (3) "An Overview of Racial and Ethnic Demographic Trends" (Gary D. Sandefur, Molly Martin, Jennifer Eggerling-Boeck, Susan E. Mannon, and Ann M. Meier); (4) "Hispanics in a Multicultural Society: A New American Dilemma?" (Albert M. Camarillo and Frank Bonilla); (5) "Trends among American Indians in the United States" (Russell Thornton); (6) "Political Trends and Electoral Issues of the Asian Pacific American Population" (Don T. Nakanishi); (7) "Contemporary Immigration and the Dynamics of Race and Ethnicity" (Min Zhou); (8) "The Changing Meaning of Race" (Michael A. Omi); (9) "Racial Attitudes and Relations at the Close of the Twentieth Century" (Lawrence D. Bobo); (10) "Racial Trends and Scapegoating: Bringing in a Comparative Focus" (Anthony W. Marx); (11) "Affirmative Action: Legislative History, Judicial Interpretations, Public Consensus" (Carol M. Swain); (12) "Test-Score Trends Along Racial Lines, 1971 to 1996: Popular Culture and Community Academic Standards" (Ronald F. Ferguson); (13) "Residential Segregation and Neighborhood Conditions in U.S. Metropolitan Areas" (Douglas S. Massey); and (14) "Geography and Opportunity" (Manuel Pastor, Jr.). Three appendixes offer acronyms, a conference agenda, and authors' biographical sketches. (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affirmative Action, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Cultural Pluralism, Demography, Ethnicity, Geography, Hispanic Americans, Immigration, Neighborhoods, Political Influences, Racial Attitudes, Racial Factors, Racial Relations, Racial Segregation, Scores, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Status
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Department of Defense, Washington, DC.; Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.; Department of Energy, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.; Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.; Department of Justice, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Justice.; Social Security Administration (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC.; Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
Note: For Volume II, see UD 033 975. Also supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the President's Initiative on Race.