Race relations in twenty-first-century America will not be just a black-and-white issue. The 2000 census revealed that Hispanics already slightly outnumber African Americans as the largest ethnic group, while together Blacks and Hispanics constitute the majority population in the five largest U.S. cities. Given these facts, black-brown relations could be a more significant racial issue in the decades to come than relations between minority groups and Whites.
Offering some of the first in-depth analyses of how African Americans and Hispanics perceive and interact with each other, this pathfinding study looks at black-brown relations in Houston, Texas, one of the largest U.S. cities with a majority ethnic population and one in which Hispanics outnumber African Americans. Drawing on the results of several sociological studies, the authors focus on four key issues: how each group forms and maintains stereotypes of the other, areas in which the two groups conflict and disagree, the crucial role of women in shaping their communities' racial attitudes, and areas in which Hispanics and African Americans agree and can cooperate to achieve greater political power and social justice.
Tatcho Mindiola Jr. is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston. Yolanda Flores Niemann is Associate Professor of Comparative Cultures and Director of Latina/o Outreach at Washington State University. Nestor Rodriguez is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Immigration Research at the University of Houston.
This is a very important book, in that it looks to the [racial] issues that are facing and will continue to face this nation over the next several years.... No book could be more timely in this regard.
— Joe R. Feagin
List of Tables
Chapter One. Emerging Relations between African Americans and Hispanics
Chapter Two. Stereotypes and Their Implications for Intergroup Relations
Chapter Three. Areas of Disagreement
Chapter Four. Women's Perceptions of Black-Brown Relations: A Contextual Approach
Chapter Five. Areas of Agreement
Chapter Six. Prospects for Black-Brown Relations
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