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Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

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    This textbook is so perfectly called a remix. It is a combination of the work of many different authors who have all contributed to the growing body of Open Educational Resources (OER). I have selected pages and chapters from Anthropology, Sociology, Social Justice Studies, Ethnic Studies, Social Work, and Psychology since a multidisciplinary approach allows us to learn from the best work in many fields.

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    With an eye on social justice and intersectionality, the text provides an analysis of the history, demographics, and contemporary experiences of the following racial-ethnic groups: African Americans, Asian American Pacific Islanders, Euro Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, and Middle Eastern Americans. This text is suitable for a sociology course on race and ethnic relations, introduction to ethnic studies or a social justice studies introductory course.

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    This page titled Sociology of Race and Ethnicity is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Jennifer Ounjian.