In a nation built by immigrants and bedeviled by the history and legacy of slavery and discrimination, how do we, as Americans, reconcile a commitment to equality and freedom with persistent inequality and discrimination? And what can we do about it? This widely acclaimed text by Paula D. McClain provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of the historical and contemporary political experience of four major groupsAfrican Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and American Indiansin the United States. It explores the similarities and differences in these groups' representation and participation in law, politics, and policymaking, discusses the enduring issues and concerns that they face, and examines intra- and inter-group competition and coalition-building in the face of enduring conflict and inequality.
The seventh edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include coverage of President Barack Obama's final term, the 2016 election, police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, environmental racism and the Flint water crisis, and the increasing racialization of Muslim Americans in the US post-9/11. With a brand-new chapter on the intersections of race and gender, Can We All Get Along remains unparalleled in its comparative coverage of the current landscape of minority politics in the United States.