Racial and Cultural Minorities

An Analysis of Prejudice and Discrimination

  • George Eaton Simpson
  • J. Milton Yinger

Part of the Environment, Development, and Public Policy book series (EDPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Causes and Consequences of Prejudice and Discrimination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. George Eaton Simpson, J. Milton Yinger
      Pages 3-25
    3. George Eaton Simpson, J. Milton Yinger
      Pages 27-39
    4. George Eaton Simpson, J. Milton Yinger
      Pages 41-70
    5. George Eaton Simpson, J. Milton Yinger
      Pages 71-90
    6. George Eaton Simpson, J. Milton Yinger
      Pages 91-109
    7. George Eaton Simpson, J. Milton Yinger
      Pages 111-136
    8. George Eaton Simpson, J. Milton Yinger
      Pages 137-154
  3. Minorities in the Social Structure: The Institutional Patterns of Intergroup Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-170
    2. George Eaton Simpson, J. Milton Yinger
      Pages 171-204
    3. George Eaton Simpson, J. Milton Yinger
      Pages 205-228
    4. George Eaton Simpson, J. Milton Yinger
      Pages 229-247
    5. George Eaton Simpson, J. Milton Yinger
      Pages 249-278
    6. George Eaton Simpson, J. Milton Yinger
      Pages 279-307
    7. George Eaton Simpson, J. Milton Yinger
      Pages 309-328
    8. George Eaton Simpson, J. Milton Yinger
      Pages 329-351
    9. George Eaton Simpson, J. Milton Yinger
      Pages 353-375
  4. Prejudice, Discrimination, and Democratic Values

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377

About this book

Introduction

We need scarcely note that the topic of this book is the stuff of headlines. Around the world, political, economic, educational, military, religious, and social relations of every variety have a racial or ethnic component. One cannot begin to understand the history or contemporary situation of the United States, the Soviet Union, China, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Great Britain, Lebanon, Mexico, Canada-indeed, almost any land-without careful attention to the influence of cultural and racial divisions. Preparation of this new edition has brought a strong sense of deja vu, with regard both to the persistence of old patterns of discrimination, even if in new guises, and also to the persistence of limited and constraining explanations. We have also found, however, rich new empirical studies, new theoretical perspectives, and greatly expanded activity and analyses from members of minority groups. Although this edition is an extensive revision, with reference both to the data used and the theoretical approaches examined, we have not shifted from our basically analytical perspective. We strongly support efforts to reduce discrimination and prejudice; but these can be successful only if we try to understand where we are and what forces are creating the existing situation. We hope to reduce the tendency to use declarations and condem­ nations of other persons' actions as substitutes for an investigation of their causes and consequences.

Keywords

Institution Nation conflict education prejudice religion weapons

Authors and affiliations

  • George Eaton Simpson
    • 1
  • J. Milton Yinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Oberlin CollegeOberlinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-0551-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-41777-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0551-2
  • About this book