Elaine H. Kim, Susan Roberta Katz, and Anthony M. Platt, eds.
This issue appears as the momentous changes of the last 20 years–the decline of the civil rights coalition, the demise of mass movements for social justice, the rise of New Right and neoliberal politics, the dramatically changing demographics of the country, and divisions among various “racial” constituencies–greatly challenge the development of a vision and strategy for achieving social justice. The issue takes modest steps toward addressing how we might begin to forge new alliances in the post-civil rights era. Most essays call for a much more complex understanding of race relations and a need to transcend one-dimensional causality and single-issue politics. They also highlight the need to give much more prominence to the relationship between language, cultural identity, and citizenship.
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Editors, Editorial: Crossing Lines: Revisioning U.S. Race Relations [Free Download]
Elaine H. Kim, ‘At Least You’re Not Black': Asian Americans in U.S. Race Relations
Fernando E. Gapasin, Local Union Transformation: Analyzing Issues of Race, Gender, Class, and Democracy
Lisa Lowe, Work, Immigration, Gender: New Subjects of Cultural Politics
James Crawford, Language Politics in the U.S.A.: The Paradox of Bilingual Education
Gilberto Arriaza and Arturo Arias, Claiming Collective Memory: Maya Languages and Civil Rights
Angie Y. Chung and Edward Taehan Chang, From Third World Liberation to Multiple Oppression Politics: A Contemporary Approach to Interethnic Coalitions
Danny Widener, ‘The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise': African Americans y El Mundo Latino
Clarence Lusane, From Crisis to Congress: Assessing the Black Radical Congress
Brian Coffey and Clark Gocker, Racial Disparities in Mortgage Lending: The Example of Urban Ohio
Anthony M. Platt, Entitled: Confessions of a Model Meritocrat
Howard Zinn, Saving Private Ryan