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Retail Racism: Shopping While Black and Brown in America (Perspectives on a Multiracial America) (Hardcover)

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Videos capturing everyday indignities and injury toward Black or Brown consumers have become media staples, showing the complexity, risk, and traumas many shoppers encounter in retail, restaurants, and other marketplaces. But each one quickly fades in the media spotlight. In Retail Racism, Michelle Dunlap helps readers understand the ongoing experiences of ordinary Black and Brown people as they navigate this reality. Based on 19 in-depth interviews with consumers across the country, Dunlap aims to create a larger discussion that engages readers and empowers them to interrupt, disrupt, and ameliorate the inappropriate and racialized handling of consumers in America today. In doing so, Retail Racism is about not only shopping, but also humane living in America, including surviving and making sense of inequitable experiences, what to do about them, and the larger issues and contexts that surround the marketplace for Black and Brown people. A portion of the author proceeds from book sales are automatically donated to The Florida Education Fund (FEF), a non-profit organization established in 1984 to help provide opportunities for educational advancement.

About the Author

Michelle Dunlap, Ph.D., is an educator, diversity consultant, and speaker. She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She is Emeritus Professor of Human Development, Connecticut College, having taught there for 28 years, 1994-2022. She is author or co-editor of 50 journal articles, books, chapters, and essays on the topics of cultural competency; racial identity development; provider engagement with children and families; service learning and community engagement; and adolescent and early adulthood development. She has been invited to travel throughout the United States and to Europe to present her work. She has won local, state, and national awards for her community-engaged work, and has consulted for corporations, universities, schools, social service and community agencies, and healthcare providers.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781538137123
ISBN-10: 1538137127
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: September 15th, 2021
Pages: 376
Language: English
Series: Perspectives on a Multiracial America