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Retail racism : shopping while Black and Brown in America / Michelle R. Dunlap.

"When even everyday encounters can have precarious consequences for minorities in America, Michelle R. Dunlap offers a tapestry of how they experience shopping and the marketplace. Based on extensive interviews, Dunlap gives voice to personal narratives often unheard, offering critical perspectives to the current conversation on racial reckoning"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781538184288
  • ISBN: 1538184281
  • Physical Description: xxi, 353 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
pt. I MONITORING -- Poem 1 Alfreda Recalls Marshall Fields / Tara Betts -- Monitoring: Introduction -- Misperceived: "Oh Reverend, I'm So Sorry" (Alton's Story) -- Mistrusted: "So I'm a Suspect, and It Makes Me Feel Terrible" (Balbira's Story) -- Mortified: "My Sense of Gravity Knows Where Your Center of Gravity Is" (Chad's Story) -- Managed: "Fried Chicken!" (Dana's Story) -- Mistook: "I Was Hoping to Live Long Enough to See Major Changes on Earth" (Eleanor's Story) -- Monitoring: Things that Part I's Stories Can Teach Consumers and Marketers -- Monitoring: Reflection Questions and Related Readings -- pt. II INEQUITIES -- Poem 2 Internal Dialogue / Micah E. Lubensky -- Poem 3 "Two Friends / Lisa Mallory -- Inequities: Introduction -- Indicted: "It's Not for Sale" (Graham's Story) -- Intimidated: "It's Really Painful for a Kid" (janisha's Story) -- Insulted: "Every Kind of Cracker That Nabisco Makes" (Tamir's Story) -- Invalidated: "I Am the Minority, the `Foreigner'" (Hart's Story) -- Inequities: Things that Part IPs Stories Can Teach Consumers and Marketers -- Inequities: Reflection Questions and Related Readings -- pt. III TRAUMAS -- Poem 4 #If I Was Gunned Down / Malik S. Champlain -- Poem 5 Brown Girl Shopping / Arakcelis Gomez -- Traumas: Introduction -- Targeted: "The Book of Robbers, Scammers, and Fraudulents" (Finley's Story) -- Traumatized: "Wouldn't You Want to Hear My Story If You're Ready to Shoot Me?" (Kenrec's Story) -- Terrified: "This Is What You Put Me Through as a Mother -- as a Black Mother and Her Son -- in This Community" (Latasha's Story) -- Triggered: "My DNA Remembers, Even if My Conscious Mind Doesn't" / Michelle R. Dunlap -- Tormented: "I Lifted My Sweater Just Enough for Them to See I Had Stolen Nothing" (Priscilla's Story) -- Traumas: Things that Part Ill's Stories Can Teach Consumers and Marketers -- Traumas: Reflection Questions and Related Readings -- pt. IV PHILOSOPHIES -- Poem 6 The Invisible Pause / Denise M. Keyes -- Poem 7 Whitney in the Purple Dress / Michelle R. Dunlap -- Philosophies: Introduction -- Plagued: "It's a Wonder [Black People] Live to Fifty" (Rekia's Story) -- Preconceived: "[I'm] the Bull's-Eye!" (Stephon's Story) -- Privileged: "Just Because I'm White Doesn't Mean It Does Not Matter" (Heather's Story) -- Perturbed: "I Am No Fan of Insurance Companies, Pure and Simple" (Vernon's Story) -- Provoked: "I Try to Go to Stores That Cause the Least Stress" (Yvette's Story) -- Philosophies: Things that Part IV's Stories Can Teach Consumers and Marketers -- Philosophies: Reflection Questions and Related Readings -- pt. V CONCLUSION -- Poem 8 Shopping While Black / Frances Shani Parker -- Conclusion -- Poem 9 In Her Image / Kenneth E. Watts.
Subject: African American consumers.
Minority consumers > United States.
Race discrimination > United States.
Retail trade > Moral and ethical aspects > United States.
Customer relations > Moral and ethical aspects > United States.
Shoplifting > United States > Prevention.
Stores, Retail > Security measures > United States.
United States > Race relations.

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