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Minority RelationsIntergroup Conflict and Cooperation$
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Greg Robinson and Robert S. Chang

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496810458

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496810458.001.0001

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The Power Dynamics of Color on Color

The Power Dynamics of Color on Color

Grappling with Grievances to Forge Alliances

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Minority Relations

Eric K. Yamamoto

Amanda O. Jenssen

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter looks at what the media has characterized as America's “interminority problem.” It shows that the persistent desire for alliance forging often leads theorists and advocates to target what might be characterized as a “common ground” approach that focuses on common issues—“bread and butter” issues like wages and discrimination while largely avoiding the difficult interrogation of the ragged history of power-sharing and the broad ignorance of one another's culture and social and economic conditions. These common issues are seized upon as opportunities to build bridges and relationships. While such an approach might have some success in the short term, the chapter argues that this approach has a tendency to neglect dealing with the deeper grievances honestly and self-critically.

Keywords:   interminority problem, alliance, wages, discrimination, power-sharing, social conditions, economic conditions

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