The Politics of Race: African Americans and the Political System / Edition 1

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A collection of readings from political scientists, sociologists, historians, journalists, legal scholars, and public officials. The topics include blacks in American history, the role of the black vote in recent presidential elections, race-related Supreme Court rulings, black conservatism, Afrocentrism, multiculturalism, black interest groups, African American women, the role of race in postwar presidential administrations, black mayors, the black underclass, and the Los Angeles riots. The readings also highlight prominent individuals, including Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, Thomas Sowell, Tom Bradley, Rodney King, and black members of Congress. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563245657
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/31/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Contributors
1 The Politics of Race 5
2 Rejection and Protest: An Historical Sketch 27
3 Race and the Crisis of the American Spirit 46
4 Postmodern Racial Politics in the United States: Difference and Inequality 55
5 Malcolm X and the Revival of Black Nationalism 71
6 False Prophet: The Rise of Louis Farrakhan 77
7 The New Black Conservatives 85
8 The Dual Agenda of African American Organizations since the New Deal: Social Welfare Policies and Civil Rights 115
9 The Democrats and Liberal Guilt 134
10 The 1992 Republican "Tent": No Blacks Walked In 152
11 In Quest of African American Political Woman 169
12 Gender, Race, and the State Legislature: A Research Note on the Double Disadvantage Hypothesis 185
13 The Congressional Black Caucus Revolution 199
14 Strategies for Increasing Black Representation in Congress 212
15 What Color Is Your Gerrymander? The Constitution and White Minority Districts 226
16 The Politics of Race: From Kennedy to Reagan 233
17 The Reagan Attack on Race Liberalism 253
18 The Constitution, the Supreme Court, and Racism: Compromises on the Way to Democracy 271
19 The New Supreme Court and the Politics of Racial Equality 278
20 Beyond the Rodney King Story: Police Conduct and Community Relations 292
21 Can Black Candidates Win Statewide Elections? 307
22 The End of the Rainbow: America's Changing Urban Politics 325
23 Race and the American City 334
24 How the Rioters Won 343
25 The Urban Underclass and the Poverty Paradox 359
26 How the Great Society "destroyed the American family" 375
27 The Clinton Administration and African-Americans 385
About the Editor 399
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