Race, Ethnicity, Gender & Class


Race, Ethnicity, Gender & Class: The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change by Joseph F. Healey and Eileen O’Brien

Genre: Non-Fiction

Page Count: 412

Publication Date: 2015

Summary: This book explores the history of immigration to the United States and the roles that various minority groups have played in American society.  Topics covered include African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Gender, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Americans, Diversity and Prejudice and Discrimination.

Recommended: No.  Although the content was interesting, the book was not laid out well.  Some minority groups were given much more thorough coverage than others and the authors often repeated information several times throughout the course of the book.

If You’re Offended: No problems here

Noteworthy Excerpts: “Since the Indian Removal Act of 1830, American Indians have been concentrated in the western two thirds of the nation, although some pockets of population still can be found in the East. The states with the largest concentrations of American Indians are California, Oklahoma, and Arizona.”    “Most Latinos who speak predominantly Spanish are first generation, while most who speak predominantly English are third generation. The second generation is most likely to be bilingual.”