Racial Profiling : Everyday Inequality
Booklist Reviews 2017 February #1
An impressive amount of information is packed into this relatively slim book. Assuming no previous knowledge, and attempting to relate topics to readers' personal experiences, coverage addresses multiple aspects of racial profiling, including definitions, historic roots, legalities, and documented examples of diverse subconscious and institutionalized prejudices found in law enforcement, education, hiring, home buying, and almost every aspect of everyday society (public transportation, media, etc.). There is an equally impressive variety of delivery methods: personal experiences and quotes; case studies; charts and graphs; archival and color photos; and engaging, accessible text documented by extensive source notes. The coverage is current through the end of 2016, addressing such issues as the Black Lives Matter movement and the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The final chapter addresses activism and offers realistic ways for young adults to become involved in change initiatives. This is a balanced introduction to a sometimes controversial and often emotional subject and should serve report writers well. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Spring
A compelling narrative provides numerous examples of racial profiling and social injustices in the U.S.; examples of religious intolerance and discriminatory stances on immigrants are also discussed. The design is engaging: photos, data visualizations, and call-out boxes highlighting personal anecdotes and ripped-from-the-headlines stories break up the main text. Though the book's topics are sprawling, they're important and clearly conveyed. Reading list, websites. Bib., glos., ind. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.