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All eyes are on China. Yet despite constant media coverage, increased tourism and rampant foreign investment, the cultural distance between China and the West remains as vast as the oceans that separate them. For all intents and purposes, the Middle Kingdom is still relatively unknown by Westerners...
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"When I sneaked a peak at the old man, I saw inside his nose and noticed long hair reaching out to curve around each nostril. Inch-long hair also poked out from behind the low-cut kurta and from below the wide pajama bottoms. I lowered my gaze, somehow feeling I had been improper to notice...
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In a time when memoirs are often less than they claim to be and essays do not say enough, Justin Chin breaks onto the scene with a collection that is a combination of confession, tirade, journalism, and practical joke.Mongrel is a cross-section of Chin's imagination and experiences that calls into...
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Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White provides a comprehensive defense of affirmative action programs, especially in higher education, and argues that such efforts are indispensable for the diminution and eradication of institutional racism and white racial privilege. Unlike most...
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White Like Me is one-part memoir, one-part polemical essay collection, addressing racism and white privilege in the United States. Herein, Wise examines what it means to be white in a nation created for the benefit of whites, and in which persons of color have been routinely denied equal access to...