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Adapted from Joseph F. Healey and Eileen O’Brien’s bestselling Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class, this brief and accessible text presents a unified sociological frame of reference to help students analyze minority-dominant relations in the U.S. Diversity and Society: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender, Fifth Edition explores the history and contemporary status of racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., including differences between the experiences of minority women and men. In addition, the book includes comparative, cross-national coverage of group relations.


We gratefully acknowledge Joseph Healey and Andi Stepnick for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Kate D’Arcy of University of Bedfordshire and Orit Hirsh of City College of New York for developing the ancillaries on this site.