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Dr. Julie J. Park is an associate professor of education at University of Maryland College Park. She is the author of several important DEI research studies, including the books When Race Drops: Race, Religion and Affirmative Action in Higher Education (2013) and Race on Campus: Debunking Myths with Data (2018), and articles including When Race and Class Both Matter: The Relationship between Socioeconomic Diversity, Racial Diversity, and Student Reports of Cross-Class Interaction, published in Research In Higher Education, 54(7), 725-745. Her research focus is race, class, and religion in higher education. More
Asian American Librarians and Library Services by Raymond Pun (Editor); Monnee Tong (Editor); Clara M. Chu (Foreword by); Janet Hyunju Clarke (Editor)What are the library services and resources that Asian Pacific Americans need? What does it mean to be an Asian Pacific American librarian in the 21st century? In Asian American Librarians and Library Services: Activism, Collaborations, and Strategies, library professionals and scholars share reflections, best practices, and strategies, and convey the critical need for diversity in the LIS field, library programming, and resources to better reflect the rich and varied experiences and information needs of Asian Americans in the US and beyond. The contributors show that they care deeply about diversity, that they acknowledge that it is painfully lacking in so many aspects of libraries and librarianship, and that libraries and the LIS profession must systematically integrate diversity and inclusion into their strategic priorities and practices, indeed, in their very mission, such that the rich diversity of experiences and histories of Asian Americans in library and archival collections, services, and programming are not only validated and recognized, but also valued and celebrated as vital components of the shared American experience. The volume recognizes and honors the creative and intentional work librarians do for their constituent Asian American communities in promoting resources, services, and outreach.
Call Number: Z682.4.A83 A8195 2018
Publication Date: 2017-12-08
Race on Campus - Library Book Discussion Series, Fall 2019
Divided by Faith by Michael O. Emerson; Christian SmithIn recent years, the leaders of the American evangelical movement have brought their characteristic passion to the problem of race, notably in the Promise Keepers movement and in reconciliation theology. But the authors of this provocative new study reveal that despite their good intentions,evangelicals may actually be preserving America's racial chasm.In Divided by Faith, Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith probe the grassroots of white evangelical America, through a nationwide telephone survey of 2,000 people, along with 200 face-to-face interviews. The results of their research are surprising. Most white evangelicals, they learned, seeno systematic discrimination against blacks; indeed, they deny the existence of any ongoing racial problem in the United States. Many of their subjects blamed the continuing talk of racial conflict on the media, unscrupulous black leaders, and the inability of African Americans to forget the past.What lies behind this perception? Evangelicals, Emerson and Smith write, are not so much actively racist as committed to a theological view of the world that makes it difficult for them to see systematic injustice. The evangelical emphasis on individualism, free will, and personal relationshipsmakes invisible the pervasive injustice that perpetuates inequality between the races. Most racial problems, they told the authors, can be solved by the repentance and conversion of the sinful individuals at fault.Combining a substantial body of evidence with sophisticated analysis and interpretation, Emerson and Smith throw sharp light on the oldest American dilemma. Despite the best intentions of evangelical leaders and some positive trends, the authors conclude that real racial reconciliationremains far over the horizon.
Call Number: BT734.2 E48 2000
Publication Date: 2000-07-20
The Invisible Gorilla by Daniel Simons; Christopher ChabrisReading this book will make you less sure of yourself, and that's a good thing. In The Invisible Gorilla,Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons, creators of one of psychology's most famous experiments, use remarkable stories and counterintuitive scientific findings to demonstrate an important truth:Our minds don't work the way we think they do.We think we see ourselves and the world as they really are, but we're actually missing a whole lot. Chabris and Simons combine the work of other researchers with their own findings on attention, perception, memory, and reasoning to reveal how faulty intuitions often get us into trouble.
Call Number: BF321 .C43 2010
Publication Date: 2010-05-18
No Longer Separate, Not yet Equal by Thomas J. Espenshade; Alexandria Walton Radford; Chang Young ChungAgainst the backdrop of today's increasingly multicultural society, are America's elite colleges admitting and successfully educating a diverse student body? No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal pulls back the curtain on the selective college experience and takes a rigorous and comprehensive look at how race and social class impact each stage--from application and admission, to enrollment and student life on campus. Arguing that elite higher education contributes to both social mobility and inequality, the authors investigate such areas as admission advantages for minorities, academic achievement gaps tied to race and class, unequal burdens in paying for tuition, and satisfaction with college experiences. The book's analysis is based on data provided by the National Survey of College Experience, collected from more than nine thousand students who applied to one of ten selective colleges between the early 1980s and late 1990s. The authors explore the composition of applicant pools, factoring in background and "selective admission enhancement strategies"--including AP classes, test-prep courses, and extracurriculars--to assess how these strengthen applications. On campus, the authors examine roommate choices, friendship circles, and degrees of social interaction, and discover that while students from different racial and class circumstances are not separate in college, they do not mix as much as one might expect. The book encourages greater interaction among student groups and calls on educational institutions to improve access for students of lower socioeconomic status. No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal offers valuable insights into the intricate workings of America's elite higher education system.
Call Number: LC3731 .E86 2009 ; also available as an ebook
Publication Date: 2009-11-01
Racism Without Racists: Color-blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-SilvaNew edition forthcoming in time for fall 2017 Eduardo Bonilla-Silva's acclaimed Racism without Racists documents how, beneath our contemporary conversation about race, lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for--and ultimately justify--racial inequalities. This provocative book explodes the belief that America is now a color-blind society. The fourth edition adds a chapter on what Bonilla-Silva calls -the new racism, - which provides the essential foundation to explore issues of race and ethnicity in more depth. This edition also updates Bonilla-Silva's assessment of race in America after President Barack Obama's re-election. Obama's presidency, Bonilla-Silva argues, does not represent a sea change in race relations, but rather embodies disturbing racial trends of the past. In this fourth edition, Racism without Racists will continue to challenge readers and stimulate discussion about the state of race in America today.
Call Number: E184.A1 B597 2014 ; Also available as an ebook
Publication Date: 2013-07-29
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel KahnemanMajor New York Times bestseller Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012 Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Kahneman's work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis's The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation--each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives--and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.
Call Number: BF441 .K238 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-25
When Diversity Drops: Race, Religion, and Affirmative Action in Higher Education by Julie J. ParkJulie J. Park examines how losing racial diversity in a university affects the everyday lives of its students. She uses a student organization, the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) at "California University," as a case study to show how reductions in racial diversity impact the ability of students to sustain multiethnic communities. The story documents IVCF's evolution from a predominantly white group that rarely addressed race to the most racially diverse campus fellowship at the university. However, its ability to maintain its multiethnic membership was severely hampered by the drop in black enrollment at California University following the passage of Proposition 209, a statewide affirmative action ban. Park demonstrates how the friendships that students have--or do not have--across racial lines are not just a matter of personal preference or choice; they take place in the contexts that are inevitably shaped by the demographic conditions of the university. She contends that a strong organizational commitment to diversity, while essential, cannot sustain racially diverse student subcultures. Her work makes a critical contribution to our understanding of race and inequality in collegiate life and is a valuable resource for educators and researchers interested in the influence of racial politics on students' lives.
Call Number: LC3727 P24 2013 ; also available as an ebook
Publication Date: 2013-07-16
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel TatumThe classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism-now fully revised and updated Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America. "An unusually sensitive work about the racial barriers that still divide us in so many areas of life."-Jonathan Kozol
Call Number: E185.625 T38 2003 ; also available as an ebook
Full cite: Tversky, Amos and Kahneman, Daniel. Availability: A Heuristic for Judging Frequency and Probability. Cognitive Psychology 5 (2), September 1973, pp 207-232. Available online: https://doi.org/10.1016/0010-0285(73)90033-9
Full cite: Saenz, Victor B."Breaking the Segregation Cycle: Examining Students' Precollege Racial Environments and College Diversity Experiences." The Review of Higher Education, vol. 34 no. 1, 2010, pp. 1-37. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/rhe.2010.0000
Full cite: Park, Julie J."Clubs and the Campus Racial Climate: Student Organizations and Interracial Friendship in College." Journal of College Student Development, vol. 55 no. 7, 2014, pp. 641-660. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/csd.2014.0076
Full cite: Park, Julie J., Nida Denson, and Nicholas A. Bowman. 2013. “Does Socioeconomic Diversity Make a Difference? Examining the Effects of Racial and Socioeconomic Diversity on the Campus Climate for Diversity.” American Educational Research Journal 50 (3): 466–96.
Full cite: Saenz, Victor B., Hoi Ning Ngai, and Sylvia Hurtado. 2007. “Factors Influencing Positive Interactions across Race for African American, Asian American, Latino, and White College Students.” Research in Higher Education 48 (1): 1–38.
Full cite: Bowman, Nicholas A. and Park, Julie J. Interracial Contact on College Campuses: Comparing and Contrasting Predictors of Cross-Racial Interaction and Interracial Friendship. Journal of Higher Education. 2014;85(5):660-690. doi:10.1353/jhe.2014.0029.
Full cite: Julie Park (2008) Race and the Greek System in the 21st Century: Centering
the Voices of Asian American Women, NASPA Journal, 45:1, 103-132 ; Available online: https://doi.org/10.2202/1949-6605.1909
Full cite: Buckley, Jessica Belue & Park, Julie J."When You Don't Really Focus on It": Campus Climate for Social Class Diversity and Identity Awareness." Journal of College Student Development, vol. 60 no. 3, 2019, pp. 271-289. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/csd.2019.0026