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The Resource Still a house divided : race and politics in Obama's America, Desmond S. King & Rogers M. Smith

Still a house divided : race and politics in Obama's America, Desmond S. King & Rogers M. Smith

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Still a house divided : race and politics in Obama's America
Title
Still a house divided
Title remainder
race and politics in Obama's America
Statement of responsibility
Desmond S. King & Rogers M. Smith
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Language
eng
Summary
Why have American policies failed to reduce the racial inequalities still pervasive throughout the nation? Has President Barack Obama defined new political approaches to race that might spur unity and progress? This book examines the enduring divisions of American racial politics and how these conflicts have been shaped by distinct political alliances and their competing race policies. Combining historical knowledge with a detailed exploration of such issues as housing, employment, criminal justice, multiracial census categories, immigration, voting in majority-minority districts, and school vouchers, the authors assess the significance of President Obama's election to the White House and the prospects for achieving constructive racial policies for America's future. Offering a fresh perspective on the networks of governing institutions, political groups, and political actors that influence the structure of American racial politics, they identify three distinct periods of opposing racial policy coalitions in American history. The authors investigate how today's alliances pit color-blind and race-conscious approaches against one another, contributing to political polarization and distorted policymaking. Contending that President Obama has so far inadequately confronted partisan divisions over race, the authors call for all sides to recognize the need for a balance of policy measures if America is to ever cease being a nation divided. Presenting an account of American political alliances and their contending racial agendas, this book sheds light on a policy path vital to the country's future
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 323.1196/073
  • 305.800973
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E185.615
  • E184.4.A1
LC item number
  • .K485 2011
  • K56 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in American politics: historical, international, and comparative perspectives
Label
Still a house divided : race and politics in Obama's America, Desmond S. King & Rogers M. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-348) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Obama's inheritance -- "That they may all be one" : America as a house divided -- pt. 2. The making and unmaking of racial hierarchies -- "That is the last speech he will ever make" : the antebellum racial alliances -- "We of the North were thoroughly wrong" : how racial alliances mobilized ideas and law -- pt. 3. The trajectory of racial alliances -- "This backdrop of entrenched inequality" : Affirmative Action in work -- To "affirmatively further fair housing" : enduring racial inequalities in American homes and mortgages -- "To elect one of their own" : racial alliances and majority-minority districts -- "Our goal is to have one classification--American" : vouchers for schools and the multiracial census -- "We can take the people out of the slums, but we cannot take the slums out of the people" : how today's racial alliances shape laws on crime and immigration -- pt. 4. America's inheritance -- Prospects of the house divided
Control code
ocn724663870
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 381 pages
Isbn
9780691159621
Lccn
2011021702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)724663870
Label
Still a house divided : race and politics in Obama's America, Desmond S. King & Rogers M. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Obama's inheritance -- "That they may all be one" : America as a house divided -- pt. 2. The making and unmaking of racial hierarchies -- "That is the last speech he will ever make" : the antebellum racial alliances -- "We of the North were thoroughly wrong" : how racial alliances mobilized ideas and law -- pt. 3. The trajectory of racial alliances -- "This backdrop of entrenched inequality" : Affirmative Action in work -- To "affirmatively further fair housing" : enduring racial inequalities in American homes and mortgages -- "To elect one of their own" : racial alliances and majority-minority districts -- "Our goal is to have one classification--American" : vouchers for schools and the multiracial census -- "We can take the people out of the slums, but we cannot take the slums out of the people" : how today's racial alliances shape laws on crime and immigration -- pt. 4. America's inheritance -- Prospects of the house divided
Control code
ocn724663870
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 381 pages
Isbn
9780691159621
Lccn
2011021702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)724663870

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