Shades of Intolerance

How Capitalism and Terrorism Shape Discrimination (Second Edition)
By Chuck Baker
©2020, 316 pages

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    Shades of Intolerance: How Capitalism and Terrorism Shape Discrimination examines issues related to power dynamics and diversity within the United States and globally. The book is designed to enhance readers' understanding of primary motivations for prejudice and discrimination and how they manifest in contemporary society.

    Over the course of 11 chapters, readers examine the implications of capitalism and terrorism on issues of discrimination, diversity, and equality. Readers learn about economic determinism, socioeconomic discrimination, racial formation, modern views of feminism, and discrimination based on sexual orientation. The timely issue of immigration is explored, providing historical information regarding significant waves of immigration, as well as contemporary views on the subject. Additional chapters explore assimilation and pluralism, theories on discrimination, nationalism, authoritarianism, the Black Lives Matter movement, Brexit, and more.

    The second edition includes new coverage regarding discrimination issues related to sexual orientation, sex, and gender identity. Fresh graphs and figures have been added, as well as a new glossary of terms.

    With its awareness of how discrimination is also a response to terrorism, Shades of Intolerance moves beyond the proven motivations for discrimination and brings the conversation solidly into the present moment. This thoughtful text is appropriate for courses in race and racism, diversity, and responsive social policy.

    Chuck Baker earned his Ph.D. in global affairs from Rutgers University. He is a faculty member at Delaware County Community College, where he teaches classes in social problems, social psychology, marriage and family, and experiences in diversity. He is a coauthor of the textbooks Globalization: A Text for the Social Sciences and Understanding Sociology, as well as a past recipient of the Lindback Award, which recognizes distinguished teaching excellence.
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    “The book offers new insights into some major issues and contemporary problems, and it accomplishes its overall stated goal of showing ‘…that discrimination against visible minorities increased as a response to terrorism.’ All-in-all, this book deals with really pertinent contemporary issues in a substantive and meaningful way, and it would be of use in a class dealing with the issues of immigration, nationalism, terrorism, and discrimination.”
    Wayne E. Allen, Graduate Coordinator of the Department of Ethnic Studies, Minnesota State University – Mankato

    “A nonpartisan, non-dogmatic approach to complete understanding of intolerance with a current, fact-based approach to help readers understand a culture’s role in shaping discrimination.”
    Dan Yazak, Professor of Social Work and Sociology, Walla Walla University