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The Challenge of Change

Leah Wright Rigueur

in The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159010
eISBN:
9781400852437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159010.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter analyzes how Edward Brooke's election was a moment of profound achievement for both black Republicans and the larger Grand Old Party (GOP) apparatus. Viewed as a political phenomenon, he ... More


Race and Culture

Roy L. Brooks

in The Racial Glass Ceiling: Subordination in American Law and Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300223309
eISBN:
9780300227611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223309.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The conflicting racial and cultural values that underpin much of the Supreme Court’s decision making in civil rights cases are brought under critical review in this chapter as part of a larger ... More


Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century

Andrew Wiese

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226896410
eISBN:
9780226896267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226896267.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

On Melbenan Drive just west of Atlanta, sunlight falls onto a long row of well-kept lawns. Two dozen homes line the street; behind them wooden decks and living-room windows open onto vast woodland ... More


On the Horns of Racialization: Middle Class, Ethnic, and Black

Onoso Imoagene

in Beyond Expectations: Second-Generation Nigerians in the United States and Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292314
eISBN:
9780520965881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292314.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Chapter 5 discusses the endpoints of the ethnic identification journey of the Nigerian second generation. A key endpoint is that they are integrating into the black middle class. The chapter utilizes ... More


Cultural Subordination Through Cultural Diversity

Roy L. Brooks

in The Racial Glass Ceiling: Subordination in American Law and Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300223309
eISBN:
9780300227611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223309.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Cultural subordination is defined here as the suppression of important black values or folk ways—questions and concerns of keen importance to blacks—in the American mainstream culture. Like juridical ... More


Policing Interracial Sex: Mapping Black Male Location in Chicago during the Progressive Era

Rashad Shabazz

in Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039645
eISBN:
9780252097737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039645.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how carceral power became a permanent fixture in Black Chicago during the Progressive Era. It documents the rise of policing in the Black Belt and shows how carceral power ... More


Is Voluntary Residential Segregation Really Voluntary?

Karyn Lacy

in Race and Real Estate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199977260
eISBN:
9780190255251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977260.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores a highly charged topic in the literature on residential segregation: Why don’t middle-class blacks’ spatial patterns align with their stated residential preferences? When ... More


Conclusion

Onoso Imoagene

in Beyond Expectations: Second-Generation Nigerians in the United States and Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292314
eISBN:
9780520965881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292314.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

In the conclusion, I rearticulate the main points of beyond racialization theory. I discuss what the experiences of the adult second generation of Nigerian ancestry in the United States and Britain ... More


I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

Louis Moore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041341
eISBN:
9780252099946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041341.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

At its heart, I Fight for a Living is a book about black men who came of age in the Reconstruction and early Jim Crow era--a time when the remaking of white manhood was at its most intense, placing ... More


Black Women, Romance and the Indiewood Rom Coms of Sanaa Hamri

Shelley Cobb

in Indie Reframed: Women's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474403924
eISBN:
9781474426756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403924.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores Sanaa Hamri's innovations on the mainstream genre of the postfeminist romantic comedy in her Indiewood productions Something New (2006) and Just Wright (2010). Compatible with ... More


Race Man or Race Menace?: Pugilists, Patriarchy, and Pathology

Louis Moore

in I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041341
eISBN:
9780252099946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041341.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Black fighters’ construction of manhood straddled the line between Victorian respectability and sporting manhood. In other words, many tried to emulate their middle-class brothers. Despite spending ... More


Building a Free Community

Christy Clark-Pujara

in Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479870424
eISBN:
9781479822898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870424.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter demonstrates how African American used institution building to address the racism that relegated them to the margins of politics, the economy, and society as a whole. In the colonial ... More


Home Has Changed: Southern Race Relations in the Early 1970s

Timothy J. Minchin and John A. Salmond

in After the Dream: Black and White Southerners since 1965

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129785
eISBN:
9780813135625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129785.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

During the early 1970s, black southerners achieved certain significant gains outside the classroom. As a result of the integration of public facilities, many moved to the regions which saw these ... More


“The true picture of America”

Jenny Woodley

in Art for Equality: The NAACPs Cultural Campaign for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145167
eISBN:
9780813145471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145167.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

The conclusion considers the NAACP's relationship to culture from the mid-1950s until the end of the 1960s. Its efforts increasingly focused on employment opportunities within the entertainment ... More


Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900-1980

Todd M. Michney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631943
eISBN:
9781469631967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631943.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The story of white flight and the neglect of black urban neighbourhoods has been well told by urban historians in recent decades. Yet much of this scholarship has downplayed black agency and tended ... More


Establishing and Maintaining Institutions

Marne L. Campbell

in Making Black Los Angeles: Class, Gender, and Community, 1850-1917

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629278
eISBN:
9781469629292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629278.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 3 is the story of the creation of a larger black community in Los Angeles at the turn of the twentieth century. It examines the ways in which a few were able to take full advantage of the ... More


Can Anything Beat White?: A Black Family's Letters

Elisabeth Petry (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033209
eISBN:
9781617030680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033209.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Ann Petry (1908–1997) achieved prominence during a period in which few black women were published with regularity in America. Her novels Country Place (1947) and The Narrows (1988), along with ... More


Bring Home the Bacon: The Black Proletariat and the Prizefighter

Louis Moore

in I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041341
eISBN:
9780252099946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041341.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

By the 1890s, for a number of black leaders, the black fighter epitomized the hope of black America. Seen in the context of labor, race, and uplift politics, although race men struggled to come to ... More


. Employment from the March on Washington to the Pilot Placement Project, 1940–1950

Touré F. Reed

in Not Alms but Opportunity: The Urban League and the Politics of Racial Uplift, 1910-1950

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832233
eISBN:
9781469605708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888544_reed.12
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the Urban League's continued perception of government assistance as essential to achieving its traditional goals of helping blacks obtain employment while adjusting them to the ... More


The Legend of the Black Mecca: Politics and Class in the Making of Modern Atlanta

Maurice J. Hobson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635354
eISBN:
9781469635378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635354.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

For more than a century, the city of Atlanta has been associated with black achievement in education, business, politics, media, and music, earning it the nickname “the black Mecca.” Atlanta’s long ... More


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