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Black Politics in Transition

Immigration, Suburbanization, and Gentrification



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Black Politics in Transition considers the impact of three transformative forces-immigration, suburbanization, and gentrification-on Black politics today. Demographic changes resulting from immigration and ethnic blending are dramatically affecting the character and identity of Black urban populations throughout the US. African Americans are becoming more ethnically diverse at the same time that they are sharing space with newcomers from near and far. One reaction is the movement of black populations out of the cities to which they migrated a generation ago-a reverse migration to the rural South, in some cases, and in other cases a movement from cities to suburbs. At the same time, white populations are returning to cities, displacing Blacks and immigrants alike in a renewal of gentrification. All this makes for an important laboratory of discovery among social scientists, including the diverse range of authors represented here. Drawing on a wide array of disciplinary perspectives and methodological strategies, original chapters analyze the geography of opportunity for Black Americans and Black politics in accessible, jargon-free language. Moving beyond the Black-white binary, this book explores the tri-part relationship among Blacks, whites, and Latinos as well. Some of the most important developments in Black politics are happening at state and local levels today, and this book captures that for students, scholars, and citizens engaged in this dynamic milieu.

Author Biography

Candis Watts Smith is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She also has affiliations with the Department of African and African American Diaspora Studies and Department of Political Science. Christina M. Greer is Associate Professor of Political Science and American Studies at Fordham University. She also has affiliations with the Urban Studies Program and American Studies Department.
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October 19th, 2018
Edited by Candis Watts Smith Edited by Christina M. Greer
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
31 Line drawings, black and white; 28 Tables, black and white; 31 Illustrations, black and white
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