How minority groups negotiate thorny but critical public policy issues in America
About the authors
Greg Robinson, a native of New York City, is professor of history at the Université du Québec à Montréal. His books include the award-winning After Camp: Portraits of Midcentury Japanese American Life and Politics, A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America, and By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans.
Robert S. Chang, Mercer Island, Washington, is professor of law and executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle University School of Law. He is the author of Disoriented: Asian Americans, Law, and the Nation-State and coeditor of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and the Law.
For anyone who has an interest in social justice movements or how to be an ally to people of color or who is involved in activist organizations that deal with interracial issues, this is key reading.
Jennifer Ho, professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
It's an irony; nevertheless, racial minorities in the US have had a complex relationship in their quest for equality in the broadest sense of the word. Amid their cooperation lay strife and tension. The editors of this anthology bring together a “dream team? of scholars to interrogate this phenomenon. The collection does not offer any quick fixes to the conflict-cooperation paradigm; yet, their provocative analyses will surely bring this aspect of racial minorities out of the closet.
Stephen Middleton, professor emeritus of history and former director of the African American Studies Program at Mississippi State University and coeditor of The Construction of Whiteness