We Too Sing America

Author: Deepa Iyer
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 162097326X
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"Powerful...Iyer catalogues the toll that various forms of discrimination have taken and highlights the inspiring ways activists are fighting back. [She] is an ideal chronicler of this experience." —The Washington Post The nationally renowned racial justice advocate's illumination of the ongoing persecution of a range of American minorities In the lead-up to the recent presidential election, Donald Trump called for a complete ban on Muslims entering the United States, surveillance against mosques, and a database for all Muslims living in the country, tapping into anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim hysteria to a degree little seen since the targeting of South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh people in the wake of 9/11. In the American Book Award–winning We Too Sing America, nationally renowned activist Deepa Iyer shows that this is the latest in a series of recent racial flash points, from the 2012 massacre at the Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, to the violent opposition to the Islamic Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and to the Park 51 Community Center in Lower Manhattan. Iyer asks whether hate crimes should be considered domestic terrorism and explores the role of the state in perpetuating racism through detentions, national registration programs, police profiling, and constant surveillance. Reframing the discussion of race in America, she “reaches into the complexities of the many cultures that make up South Asia” (Publishers Weekly) and provides ideas from the front lines of post-9/11 America.

Popo S Lucky Chinese New Year

Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1634718860
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When her Chinese grandmother comes to visit, a young Chinese-American girl learns of and participates in the customs and beliefs celebrating an authentic Chinese New Year.

Dateline Smileyville

Author: Markus Pell
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456609629
Size: 79.71 MB
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Markus Pell was leading his life, minding his own business, running Smileyville Cab and Courier while working toward his dream business: the Bright White Light Entertainment Engine. He considers himself 'reasonably normal' and thought his life, too, was 'reasonably normal, ' which it was - reasonably. Until, that is, the ghostly members of his Imaginary Master Mind came to life. There is nothing normal about living with ghosts named Lincoln or Truman, Dickens or Twain. Markus could tell you. He knows. And now those ghosts have come to constitute his 'kitchen cabinet.' This is because, deciding that Markus had more spare time than is healthy, the Smileyville Township Secret Society of Conservative Democrats came out of hiding, became the Conservative Democratic Party, and nominated Markus as its 2012 candidate for President of the United States. They nominated him for 2016, too, just for good measure. And America will never be the same.

Dateline Soweto

Author: William Finnegan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520915695
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Dateline Soweto documents the working lives of black South African reporters caught between the mistrust of militant blacks, police harrassment, and white editors who—fearing government disapproval—may not print the stories these reporters risk their lives to get. William Finnegan revisited several of these reporters during the May 1994 election and describes their post-apartheid working experience in a new preface and epilogue.

The Unrelieved Paradox

Author: Martin E. Marty
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802869785
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Franz Bibfeldt's famously flexible theology comes to life for a new generation of readers in this revised and expanded edition of The Unrelieved Paradox, which, besides completely reproducing the original 1994 volume, contains these noteworthy added features: A new preface by Martin Marty ("Not a classic!" he says) Previously unpublished essays by William Schweiker, Jean-Luc Marion, James T. Robinson, and Arthur Callaham Much more recent toasts to Bibfeldt by Ian Gerdon and Emanuelle Burton New artwork by David Morgan

Making America

Author: Luther S. Luedtke
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807843703
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In this richly interdisciplinary work twenty-eight of the nation's leading critics and scholars offer a comprehensive exploration of American society and culture. Each outstanding in his or her own field, the contributors address "America" from a diversit