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Behind the Mule: Race and Class in African-American Politics

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Political scientists and social choice theorists often assume that economic diversification within a group produces divergent political beliefs and behaviors. Michael Dawson demonstrates, however, that the growth of a black middle class has left race as the dominant influence on African- American politics. Why have African Americans remained so united in most of their poli ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published July 23rd 1995 by Princeton University Press (first published August 8th 1994)
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Shalon Montgomery
Jun 01, 2016 Shalon Montgomery rated it it was ok
This is a dissertation, textbook or something of that nature. My reason for stating the previous is this book doesn't seem to know its supposed to keep your attention. I forced myself through page 92 then finally gave up. His information becomes redundant quickly. His references concerning historical events are the book's only intriguing element.

Unless you are an African American who has never questioned his or her existence this book does little for you. But keep in mind this was published in 1
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