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Blacks have more political power than ever. but they still face a racialized criminal justice system.

McQuarrie, Michael (2016) Blacks have more political power than ever. but they still face a racialized criminal justice system. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (02 Aug 2016). Website.

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Abstract

The victories of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s have paved the way for African-American elected officials, judges, police officers, and presidents. But fifty years on, why has this political representation translated into few positive policy outcomes for African Americans? Michael McQuarrie writes that the reasons for this are many: persistent racist sentiment, general biases in the American polity towards business and rural interests, the declining resources available to municipalities, and most importantly, the geographic concentration of African Americans in areas with smaller electoral footprints –compared to statewide offices – such as House districts and mayoralties.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 16:16
Last Modified: 14 May 2020 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69233

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