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Beyond Uncle Tom

Corey D. Fields

in Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291898
eISBN:
9780520965508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291898.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores contemporary African American Republicans' reputation by looking at two important constituencies: other black people and white Republicans. Though they manifest it in different ... More


Introduction

Corey D. Fields

in Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291898
eISBN:
9780520965508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291898.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This introductory chapter presents an overview of African American Republicans. The experience of being African American and Republican unfolds within a political party that is unarguably dominated ... More


Whither the Republican Party

Corey D. Fields

in Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291898
eISBN:
9780520965508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291898.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter addresses how the tensions between the different factions of African American Republicans structure relations with white Republicans. White Republicans provide the platform upon which ... More


Like Crabs in a Barrel

Corey D. Fields

in Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291898
eISBN:
9780520965508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291898.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter shows how differences in their approaches to thinking about race and their framing of conservative social policy prevent African American Republicans from forming stable, long-term ... More


Race Doesn’t Matter

Corey D. Fields

in Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291898
eISBN:
9780520965508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291898.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on African American Republicans who can be labeled as “color-blind” because their strategy for linking black identity to Republican politics involves de-emphasizing the role of ... More


Black Power through Conservative Principles

Corey D. Fields

in Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291898
eISBN:
9780520965508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291898.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines an opposing strategy used by race-conscious African American Republicans. For this group, race is central to their personal and political motivations; black identity provides ... More


Conclusion

Corey D. Fields

in Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291898
eISBN:
9780520965508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291898.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This concluding chapter explores the broader lessons that can be taken from the case of African American Republicans. This research demonstrates the importance of understanding how the political ... More


Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans

Corey D. Fields

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291898
eISBN:
9780520965508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291898.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

What do people think of when they hear about an African American Republican? Are they heroes fighting against the expectation that all blacks must vote democratic? Are they Uncle Toms or sellouts, ... More


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