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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Discrimination American Style seeks to answer two basic questions: "Why do women, blacks, and other minorities experience discrimination in the United States?" and "What types of discriminatory behaviors continue in practice today?" Feagin and Feagin attempt to integrate existing research on issues of racism and sexism which focuses on the overall theme of institutional discrimination. They examine similarities and differences between racist and sexist behaviors and practices in order to determine whether or not discrimination exists, and if so, to what degree. They reject the popular belief that prejudice and bigotry are causes of discrimination and argue that practices which often appear to be "neutral" may in fact be evidence of indirect or subtle institutional discrimination.
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