Drawing on his experience as a social scientist, Walter Johnson outlines some of the challenges posed by the increasing ethno-cultural diversity of North American society through an examination of immigration history, the current debate over immigration policy, and the "hot button" issues of multiculturalism, racism, employment equity legislation, and racial profiling.
Johnson documents the effects of government policy on aboriginal populations; reviews recent data from Corrections Canada and the United States Department of Justice to illustrate how social and ethnic inequality affects the likelihood of being incarcerated; and examines the tension between religious tradition and the secular nature of society; the increasing generational conflict; the rise of street gangs; and controversies over the changing role of women.
Walter Johnson, author
Walter Johnson has written numerous articles and radio documentaries on work, urban politics, and technological change.
Rights Holder: Black Rose Books
rights available: World
age range: Adult
number of pages: 272
publication date: 09/06/2005
Original language of pub: English
Materials Available: finished book