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African Americans and the Public Agenda
The Paradoxes of Public Policy

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Ethnic Studies (General)

March 1997 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Key issues surrounding race and public policy in North America are examined in this book. For example, who truly represents African Americans in the American political process? Why does there seem to be increased white resistance to programmes that seek to redress equality if white racism appears to be declining? And why do so many programmes which are intended to tackle inequality seem instead to exacerbate it? The contributors to this perceptive and timely volume shed light on these apparent paradoxes.
 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
William Julius Wilson
Preface
Cedric Herring
African Americans, the Public Agenda, and the Paradoxes of Public Policy
A Focus on the Controversies Surrounding Affirmative Action

 
 
PART TWO: CHALLENGES TO LEADERSHIP AND REPRESENTATION IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY
Yvonne Scruggs
Cross-Cutting Black Issues Affecting the Changing Role of Government
Michael I J Bennett, Cedric Herring, and Douglas Gills
Political Consolidation or American Apartheid? Some Political and Economic Consequences of Black Empowerment
Jesse L Jackson
Balanced Opportunity
 
PART THREE: RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN HEALTH
Rae Banks and Assata Zerai
Policy Context and the Relationship between Maternal Drug Abuse and Infant Mortality
Katrina Bell McDonald
The Psychosocial Dimension of Black Maternal Health
An Intersection of Race, Gender, and Class

 
 
PART FOUR: RACIAL INEQUALITY AND SOCIAL POLICY
Sharon Collins
Race Up the Corporate Ladder
The Dilemmas and Contradictions of First Wave Black Executives

 
 
PART FIVE: CHANGES IN IDEOLOGY AND CULTURAL MYTHS
Steven Rosenthal
Affirm Equality; Oppose Racist Scapegoating
Myths and Realities of Affirmative Action

 
Charles Jarmon
Conservative Religious and Ideological Thought
Sources and Consequences for Public Policy for the Poor

 
Juan Battle and Michael Bennett
African American Families and Public Policy
The Legacy of the Moynihan Report

 
 
PART SIX: RACE AND EDUCATIONAL SEGREGATION
Gail Thomas
Race Relations and Campus Climate for Minority Students
Implications for Higher Education Desegregation

 
Kerry Rockquemore
Afrocentric Schools
The Effects of Black Male Academics on Academic Achievement

 
 
PART SEVEN: CRIME, UNEQUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND PUNISHMENT
Rae Banks
Race, Representation, and the Drug Policy Agenda
Verna Keith and Garry L Rolison
Race, Gender, and the Timing of Justice
Age at First Arrest and First Incarceration for African American Women

 
Darnell F Hawkins
Which Way Toward Equality? Dilemmas and Paradoxes in Public Policies Affecting Crime and Punishment

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