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Book Review: not in our lifetimes: the future of black politics

Dawson, Michael C. and Davies, Tom A. (2012) Book Review: not in our lifetimes: the future of black politics. LSE Review of Books (15 Oct 2012). Website.

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, polls revealed that only 20 per cent of African Americans believed that racial equality for blacks would be achieved in their lifetime. But following the election of Barack Obama, that number leaped to more than half. Did that dramatic shift in opinion really reflect a change in the vitality of black politics—and hope for improvement in the lives of African Americans? Tom A. Davies finds Michael C. Dawson‘s work highly readable and a book which should, at the very least, help stimulate the debate about the future direction of black politics and the continuing significance of race in American life.

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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2013 08:58
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:49

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