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African American Statewide Candidates in the New South

Susan A. MacManus & Charles S. Bullock, III & Jeremy D. Mayer & Mark J. Rozell

African American Statewide Candidates in the New South

African American Statewide Candidates in the New South

African American Statewide Candidates in the New South

 

African American candidates for state and federal office in the United States face unique challenges, given the nation's complicated racial dynamics. While Black candidates running statewide have been elected in increasing numbers in many areas of the country, there have been fewer successes in the US South.


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Beschrijving African American Statewide Candidates in the New South

African American candidates for state and federal office in the United States face unique challenges, given the nation's complicated racial dynamics. To date, there have been only two elected African American governors in the country, the first elected in Virginia in 1989 and the second in Massachusetts in 2006. While Black candidates running statewide have been elected in increasing numbers in many areas of the country, there have been fewer successes in the US
South. The relative lack of success in the South for Black candidates is puzzling given that, as a percentage of the population, the South has the highest concentration of African American citizens.

This book examines the campaigns of Black statewide candidates in the South to untangle the factors that led to their electoral successes as well as the factors that continue to stymie positive electoral results. Looking at broader regional demographic and political trends, the authors project that the South is on the threshold of a major breakthrough for African American statewide candidates, who will have a substantial role in not only fundamentally changing the political dynamics of the
region, but the nation as well. This change will be driven not only by Black candidates and voters, but a rising regional coalition of racial minority and white voters who are increasingly willing to vote for Black candidates.


ISBN
9780197607428
Pagina's
288
Verschenen
NUR
754
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

Politicologie