Black Conservatism

Author: Peter Eisenstadt
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113562853X
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This volume is the first comprehensive examination of African American conservative thought and politics from the late eighteenth century to the present. The essays in the collection explore various aspects of African American conservatism, including biographical studies of abolitionist James Forten, clergymen Henry McNeal Turner and J.H. Jackson, and activists A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin. Thematic essays in the volume consider southern black conservatism in the late nineteenth century and after World War I, African American success manuals, Ellisonian cultural criticism , the Nation of Islam, and African Americans and the Republican Party after 1964.

Dimensions Of Black Conservatism In The United States

Author: G. Tate
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230108156
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Dimensions of Black Conservatism in the US is a collection of twelve essays by leading black intellectuals and scholars on varied dimensions of black conservative thought and activism. The book explores the political role and functions of black neoconservatives. The majority of essays cover the contemporary period. The authors have provided a historical context for the reader with several articles examining the origins and development of black conservatism.

Conservatism In The Black Community

Author: Angela K. Lewis
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136282688
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Conservatism in the Black Community examines the contemporary meanings of Black Conservatism and its influence on black political behavior, providing a basis for understanding the impact this phenomenon has on black political behavior. Lewis analyzes conservatism within the black ideological framework, while also explaining the meaning of conservatism in the black community. While scholars have argued that the level of support for conservatism among blacks is minimal because conservatism is antithetical to black interest, there are a cadre of conservative political intellectuals and political elites in America. Do their views influence those of the wider Black population? Or does the media merely amplify their voices but with little support? What part of contemporary Black conservatism has found a home in the Tea Party movement? Focusing on what conservatism means to Blacks at the grassroots level and in what issue areas Blacks as a whole tend to have more conservative views, this work neither critiques nor praises Black Conservatism. The results of Lewis’s mix of quantitative and qualitative methodologies will be of strong interest to students and scholars of Black politics, Black studies, and political behavior more generally.

Saviors Or Sellouts

Author: Christopher Alan Bracey
Editor: Beacon Press (MA)
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Traces the history of conservative thought among African Americans from the nineteenth through the early twenty-first centuries, discussing such important figures as Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, and Colin Powell.

Black Conservative Intellectuals In Modern America

Author: Michael L. Ondaatje
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812206878
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In the last three decades, a brand of black conservatism espoused by a controversial group of African American intellectuals has become a fixture in the nation's political landscape, its proponents having shaped policy debates over some of the most pressing matters that confront contemporary American society. Their ideas, though, have been neglected by scholars of the African American experience—and much of the responsibility for explaining black conservatism's historical and contemporary significance has fallen to highly partisan journalists. Typically, those pundits have addressed black conservatives as an undifferentiated mass, proclaiming them good or bad, right or wrong, color-blind visionaries or Uncle Toms. In Black Conservative Intellectuals in Modern America, Michael L. Ondaatje delves deeply into the historical archive to chronicle the origins of black conservatism in the United States from the early 1980s to the present. Focusing on three significant policy issues—affirmative action, welfare, and education—Ondaatje critically engages with the ideas of nine of the most influential black conservatives. He further documents how their ideas were received, both by white conservatives eager to capitalize on black support for their ideas and by activists on the left who too often sought to impugn the motives of black conservatives instead of challenging the merits of their claims. While Ondaatje's investigation uncovers the themes and issues that link these voices together, he debunks the myth of a monolithic black conservatism. Figures such as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the Hoover Institution's Thomas Sowell and Shelby Steele, and cultural theorist John McWhorter emerge as individuals with their own distinct understandings of and relationships to the conservative political tradition.

White Nationalism Black Interests

Author: Ronald W. Walters
Editor: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814330203
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A study of the most racially conscious aspect of the Conservative movement and its impact on politics and current public policy.

Black Political Organizations In The Post Civil Rights Era

Author: Ollie A. Johnson
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813531403
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The first volume to investigate the accountability and relevance of African American political organizations since the end of the modern Civil Rights Movement in 1968

Diversity Multiculturalism And Social Justice

Author: Seth N. Asumah
Editor: Global Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781586842420
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An interdisciplinary reader exploring issues related to diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice.

Black Politics In Conservative America

Author: Marcus D. Pohlmann
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
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"Black Politics in Conservative America examines the position of blacks in the United States in terms of history, politics, economics, and culture, and looks at the major political approaches available to African-American citizens. It explores the most important problems blacks face in twentieth-century America and the political structures within which they confront them. In this data-rich study, Pohlmann illuminates the institutionalized economic discrimination that functions to keep African Americans from moving ahead and delineates policy alternatives that offer hope and stimulate discussion." "The completely updated second edition of Pohlmann's Black Politics in Conservative America was revised both methodologically and conceptually. The additional analysis and conclusions include coverage of liberation theory, postindustrialism, black conservatism, and partisan realignment."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Guess Who S Coming To Dinner Now

Author: Angela D. Dillard
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814719406
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Are Americans in denial about the costs of the War on Terror? In The Real Price of War, Joshua S. Goldstein argues that we need to face up to what the war costs the average American—both in taxes and in changes to our way of life. Goldstein contends that in order to protect the United States from future attacks, we must fight—and win—the War on Terror. Yet even as President Bush campaigns on promises of national security, his administration is cutting taxes and increasing deficit spending, resulting in too little money to eradicate terrorism and a crippling burden of national debt for future generations to pay. The Real Price of War breaks down billion-dollar government expenditures into the prices individual Americans are paying through their taxes. Goldstein estimates that the average American household currently pays $500 each month to finance war. Beyond the dollars and cents that finance military operations and increased security within the U.S., the War on Terror also costs America in less tangible ways, including lost lives, reduced revenue from international travelers, and budget pressures on local governments. The longer the war continues, the greater these costs. In order to win the war faster, Goldstein argues for an increase in war funding, at a cost of about $100 per household per month, to better fund military spending, homeland security, and foreign aid and diplomacy. Americans have been told that the War on Terror is a war without sacrifice. But as Goldstein emphatically states: “These truths should be self-evident: The nation is at war. The war is expensive. Someone has to pay for it.”