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Metaracism: Explaining the Persistence of Racial Inequality

Carter A. Wilson

The black/white gaps in income, education, and wealth are expanding. Prisons are crowded with black men. There is an increasing concentration of urban poverty. While individuals and communities reject biological determinism and find bigotry offensive, structural inequalities remain. Why? Addressing this fundamental question, Carter Wilson focuses on the elusive dynamics of contemporary    More >

Metaracism: Explaining the Persistence of Racial Inequality

Black Nationalism in the United States: From Malcolm X to Barack Obama

James Lance Taylor

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! Black nationalism. Is it an outdated political strategy? Or, as James Taylor argues in his rich, sweeping analysis, a logical response to the failure of post–civil rights politics? Taylor offers a provocative assessment of the contemporary relevance and interpretation of black nationalism as both a school of thought and a mode of mobilization.    More >

Black Nationalism in the United States: From Malcolm X to Barack Obama

Asian American Political Action: Suburban Transformations

James S. Lai

Where are Asian Americans gaining political power in the United States today? And how? Looking beyond traditional conceptions of immigrant political behavior in "gateway" cities, James Lai comprehensively analyzes how Asian Americans are not only winning elected office, but also sustaining representation, in places as diverse as California, Texas, Wisconsin, and Maryland. Lai's    More >

Asian American Political Action: Suburban Transformations

Ethnic Lobbies and US Foreign Policy

David M. Paul and Rachel Anderson Paul

Dozens of ethnic groups work determinedly to achieve specific policy goals in Washington, but to what degree do they actually wield power? Which groups are the most influential, and why? David Paul and Rachel Anderson Paul consider the relative impact of 38 ethnic lobbies to determine whether—and if so, how—they affect the course of US foreign policy. Paul and Paul systematically    More >

Ethnic Lobbies and US Foreign Policy

Republicans and the Black Vote

Michael K. Fauntroy

The Republican Party once enjoyed nearly unanimous support among African American voters; today, it can hardly maintain a foothold in the black community. Exploring how and why this shift occurred—as well as recent efforts to reverse it—Michael Fauntroy meticulously navigates the policy choices and political strategies that have driven a wedge between the GOP and its formerly stalwart    More >

Republicans and the Black Vote

Latino Political Power

Kim Geron

An untold story of the last decade is the rapid ascent to electoral office of Latinos nationwide, who now hold more than five thousand elected positions. Latino Political Power provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to Latino politics from the early 20th century to the present. The purpose of the book is twofold: to capture the transition of Latinos from disenfranchised outsiders to    More >

Latino Political Power