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From Kanye West to Barack Obama: Black Youth, the State, and Political Alienation

Cathy J. Cohen

in The Unsustainable American State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780195392135
eISBN:
9780199852543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392135.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter attempts to discover the attitudes of young black Americans towards the government. Two perspectives are considered in this chapter. The first perspective relates to Kanye West's ... More


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


 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


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


Equality

Michael Foley

in American Credo: The Place of Ideas in US Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199232673
eISBN:
9780191716362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232673.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the egalitarian principle in American society. It presents three outlooks on equality: equality as given, equality as process, and equality in the breach. It then considers the ... 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


Gilberto Freyre and Brazilian Self-Perception

MARIA LÚCIA G. PALLARES-BURKE

in Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265246
eISBN:
9780191754197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265246.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The idea of Brazil as a ‘racial democracy’ and a mixture of peoples and cultures became a central part of its national identity following the publication of Gilberto Freyre's Casa-grande e senzala 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 Crusader: The Political Education of a Young Radical (1930s and 1940s)

Sarah Azaransky

in The Dream Is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199744817
eISBN:
9780199897308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744817.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Murray's coming of age politically in Harlem in the 1930s and 1940s. By examining her poetry, short stories, and political essays, it traces Murray's emerging concerns around ... More


Descendents of Hagar (1950s)

Sarah Azaransky

in The Dream Is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199744817
eISBN:
9780199897308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744817.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter covers Murray's career and writings as a young lawyer in the late 1940s through the 1950s. It explores her development of a new kind of American history and an account of black American ... 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


Martin Luther King's ‘Dream Speech’: The Rhetoric of Social Leadership

KEITH KEITH

in The Arts of Leadership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244898
eISBN:
9780191697401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244898.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter explores Martin Luther King's leadership in the acquisition of civil rights for black Americans in the 1960s. It considers the significance of speech and language and describes the ... 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


Teacher Power: Black Teachers and the Politics of Representation

Elizabeth Todd-Breland

in Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646589
eISBN:
9781469647173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646589.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Black educators’ growth from an insurgent group of teachers in the 1960s into a powerful political base of the coalition that elected the first Black mayor of Chicago in 1983. ... More


Chicago School Reform: Harold Washington and a New Era of Decentralization

Elizabeth Todd-Breland

in Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646589
eISBN:
9781469647173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646589.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes the racial politics of Mayor Harold Washington’s election, his education summit, and the supporters and critics of the 1988 Chicago School Reform Act. Harold Washington’s ... 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


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