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African Americans in Georgia : a reflection of politics and policy in the New South /
Pearl K. Ford, editor.
1st ed.
Macon, Ga. : Mercer University Press, c2010.
264 p.
0881461849 (hardcover : acid-free paper), 9780881461848 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
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Macon, Ga. : Mercer University Press, c2010.
0881461849 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
9780881461848 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
contents note
Politics. -- Racial politics and voter suppression in Georgia / Keesha M. Middlemass -- The social and political status of Hurricane Katrina's internally displaced persons in Georgia / Sekou Franklin -- The Georgia presidential primaries: a case study of the role of race and class in the selection of a presidential nominee / Artemesia Stanberry, Pearl K. Ford, and Michelle Adams -- Barack Obama and the presidential election in Georgia: Symbolic racism, electoral mobilization, and campaign contributions / Sekou Franklin and Pearl K. Ford -- African Americans in the Georgia general assembly: Agents for change? / Keesha M. Middlemass, Charles E. Menifield, and Peter W. Wielhouwer -- African-American mayors: impact on Georgia municipalities / Elgie McFayden -- Continuity in mayoral power: the 2007 reelection of Mayor Otis Johnson in Savannah, Georgia / Hanes Walton, Jr., and Marion Orr -- Policy. -- Shifting spaces and changing faces: the impact of race and population shifts on municipal representation in select Georgia counties / Teri Fair -- The mixed blessings of gentrification in an antebellum city: the case for Savannah, Georgia / Kenneth A. Jordan, Willie E. Johnson, Deden Rukmana, and Sharon Johnson -- Black and bound: race, politics, HBCUs, and desegregation in Georgia higher education / F. Erik Brooks -- Making the grade: status of achievement for African-American youth in elementary and secondary education systems of the state of Georgia / Sharon Wrobel -- Health disparities in Georgia: a social injustice / Dionne C. Godette, Chandra L. Ford, and Pearl K. Ford -- Serving five to life: racial disparities in the enforcement of Georgia drug sentencing laws / Artemesia Stanberry and David R. Montague.
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"MUP/H799"--T.p. verso.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
African Americans in Georgia: A Reflection of Politics and Policy in the New South contains several important themes: voting, elementary and higher education, the quality of representation, and health care disparities. This volume provides an understanding of the intersection of race and region. In this Age of Obama, the idea that race is no longer a barrier to achievement is rampant. However the research presented here reveals that race and class-based problems remain and geography often is a contributing factor to those differences. Thus, this book provides a needed study of how race still matters in twenty-first-century America. The essays presented in this volume provide an understanding of progress but also the depths of the legacy of racial segregation now manifest in structural racism and public policy limitations.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewordp. x
Introductionp. 1
Politicsp. 5
Racial Politics and Voter Suppression in Georgiap. 7
The Social and Political Status of Hurricane Katrina's Internally Displaced Persons in Georgiap. 25
The Georgia Presidential Primaries: A Case Study of the Role of Race and Class in the Selection of a Presidential Nomineep. 54
Barack Obama and the Presidential Election in Georgia: Symbolic Racism, Electoral Mobilization, and Campaign Contributionsp. 72
African Americans in the Georgia General Assembly: Agents for Change?p. 98
African-American Mayors: Impact on Georgia Municipalitiesp. 125
Continuity in Mayoral Power: The 2007 Reelection of Mayor Otis Johnson in Savannah, Georgiap. 139
Policyp. 159
Shifting Spaces and Changing Faces: The Impact of Race and Population Shifts on Municipal Representation in Select Georgia Countiesp. 161
The Mixed Blessings of Gentrification in an Antebellum City: The Case for Savannah, Georgiap. 176
Black and Bound: Race, Politics, HBCUs, and Desegregation in Georgia Higher Educationp. 193
Making the Grade: Status of Achievement for African-American Youth in Elementary and Secondary Education Systems of the State of Georgiap. 210
Health Disparities in Georgia: A Social Injusticep. 224
Serving Five to Life: Racial Disparities in the Enforcement of Georgia Drug Sentencing Lawsp. 239
About the Contributorsp. 255
Indexp. 263
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