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Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Desmond King

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Desmond King argues that the US federal government was inherently unequal in their treatment of Black Americans both in its own ranks as well as through federal programmes, especially before the ... More


‘A Great Shadow Over Our “Civil Rights” ’: Fighting for the Government

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Explores segregation in the military and resistance to its abolition ever since the founding of the country and the War of Independence to President Truman's 1947 Committee on Civil Rights and well ... More


Working in a Federal Agency: Social Ostracism and Discrimination

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

King explains how segregated race relations, tolerated by the federal government, facilitated discrimination and inequality of treatment for Black Americans in federal departments and agencies. He ... More


Joining the Government: ‘Because I Dared to Be Black’

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

King analyses the difficulties facing Black Americans attempting to join the civil service and the inadequacy of the US Civil Service Commission's monitoring of both recruitment and promotion. He ... More


 Civic Identities

Elaine Howard Ecklund

in Korean American Evangelicals: New Models for Civic Life

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195305494
eISBN:
9780199785155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305494.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shows that the two congregational models of the relationship between religion and civic life found in ethnic-specific and multiethnic churches provide Korean Americans with resources to ... More


Serving Time With the Government: Federal Penitentiaries

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

King analyses segregation in federal prisons—institutions that he argues reproduced segregationist pressures ever since the 1930 establishment of the Bureau of Prisons through the 1960s, even in ... More


Conclusion

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

King explores the position of Black Americans in the Federal government since the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which he claims empowered the US Department of Justice extensively to investigate and ... More


Islam and Black Religion

Sherman A. Jackson

in Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking toward the Third Resurrection

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180817
eISBN:
9780199850259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180817.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the historical encounter between African Americans and Islam in the U.S. It argues that the past, present, and future of Islam among Black Americans can only be understood in ... More


Older African Americans and Other Black Populations

Letha A. Chadiha, Edna Brown, and Maria P. Aranda

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0020
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

The Black elderly population (i.e. African Americans, Caribbean and African immigrants) aged 65 years or older comprises the largest group of elders of color in the United States. Growth in ... More


The African Diaspora

A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert, Jessica Henderson-Daniel, and G. Rita Dudley-Grant

in Diversity in Human Interactions: The Tapestry of America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195143904
eISBN:
9780199848171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143904.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter focuses on people of color in America who are descendants of African slaves brought to America and are not primarily considered part of another ethnic group. Usually identified by their ... More


Ethno-Class Man and the Inscription of “the Criminal”: On the Formation of Criminology in the USA

Jason R. Ambroise

in Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381724
eISBN:
9781781382257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381724.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter revisits the conception of the offender put forth by practitioners of the then novel discourse of criminology during the late nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth ... More


Black on Black History

Candis Watts Smith

in Black Mosaic: The Politics of Black Pan-Ethnic Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823543
eISBN:
9781479811113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823543.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the political behavior of foreign-born Blacks toward native black African Americans. Black immigrant politicians distance themselves from African Americans to gain votes from ... More


Harms to Descendants

Roy L. Brooks

in Atonement and Forgiveness: A New Model for Black Reparations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520239418
eISBN:
9780520939738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239418.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The racialized distribution of the poker chips—power, wealth, and privilege—continues to limit opportunities for Black Americans thirty years after the cheating stopped, with the passage of civil ... More


“Come on Kid, Let’s Go Get the Thing”: The Sociogenic Principle and the Being of Being Black/Human

Demetrius L. Eudell

in Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381724
eISBN:
9781781382257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381724.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter departs from a new object of knowledge identified in 1928 by W. E. B. Du Bois in response to a question posed by a young Black high school student. The student asked why the National ... More


“Are You a Black American?”: Race and the Politics of African-Diaspora Interactions

Jemima Pierre

in The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923024
eISBN:
9780226923048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923048.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the cultural and political terrain of contemporary urban Ghanaian interactions with people of African descent from the diaspora. It argues that such interactions are mediated by ... More


Anglo-American Black Liberation

in Special Relations: The Americanization of Britain?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773997
eISBN:
9780804777834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773997.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter covers the density of links between black America in a decade of dramatic change and Britain at a critical transitional stage from a society of white hosts and black immigrants to one ... More


Black Mosaic: The Politics of Black Pan-Ethnic Diversity

Candis Watts Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823543
eISBN:
9781479811113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823543.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Historically, Black Americans have easily found common ground on political, social, and economic goals. Yet, there are signs of increasing variety of opinion among Blacks in the United States, due in ... More


“You win some, you lose some”: Hard Work and the Black Pursuit of the American Dream

Christina M. Greer

in Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199989300
eISBN:
9780199346332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989300.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 4 offers a detailed account of the feelings and perceptions of foreign-born and native-born black union members using the SSEU Local 371 Survey. This chapter argues that even if black ... More


Women Writing Kinship in Chicago’s Black Arts Movement

Carmen L. Phelps

in Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036804
eISBN:
9781621039174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036804.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses the grassroots Black Arts movement of Chicago and specifically looks at the Organization for Black American Culture (OBAC). It explains that OBAC was considered as a branch of ... More


At the Feet of Dessalines: Performing Haiti's Revolution during the New Negro Renaissance

Clare Corbould

in Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834626
eISBN:
9781469602967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878026_brundage.17
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Black Americans and how they expended a remarkable amount of energy describing the history, culture, and current conditions of people in the nearby republic of Haiti. Their ... More


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