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By M. Marable, Kristen Clarke
Barack Obama and the African-American Empowerment examines the evolution of black management and politics because the Civil Rights circulation. It seems on the phenomenon of Barack Obama, from his extraordinary emergence as a profitable candidate for the Illinois kingdom Senate to President of the U.S., as a part of the continuum of African American political leaders. The reader additionally examines the evolving beliefs in regards to the roles of presidency and the economic climate in addressing the historical dangers skilled through many African americans. the following, the various nation's so much influential intellectuals assemble unique scholarship to examine the way forward for nationwide politics and American race kinfolk.
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Jim Sleeper, a former Daily News columnist and New Republic contributor, argued that rainbow coalitions were doomed to fail as demographics changed and new immigrant groups entered American society. 81 Black commentators viewed Dinkins’s defeat in several ways. Some blamed racism, saying, “People feel betrayed . . ”82 Others believed that Dinkins had “pandered too much to whites,” failing to campaign enough in black communities. ”83 When asked if the lack of mobilization of his base constituency may have contributed to his defeat, the former mayor demurred.
Bronx resident and contractor Louie Alvarez expressed a viewpoint held by a significant portion of New York’s minority communities, that “he doesn’t care about Latinos or blacks. . ”74 Voter ambivalence—and in some cases hostility—toward Dinkins led many to discount programs that his administration had implemented that were meant to provide needed health, education, and social services to at-risk communities. 75 In terms of education and social services, the mayor instituted the Beacon School Program, which enabled some schools to stay open later for recreation, adult education, and various services.
However, rather than engage in system-challenging behavior, black leaders have engaged in accommodationism. 24 Robert C. Smith Gunnar Myrdal first introduced the concept of accommodationism as a type of African American leadership based on what he described as the two extreme strategies of behavior on the part of African American leaders: protest or accommodation. Accommodation requires leaders to accept and not challenge the system and its prevailing relationships of inequality. Thus, leaders lead only in the context of seeking those changes in the conditions of blacks that do not challenge system values or upset system elites.
Barack Obama and African American Empowerment: The Rise of Black America's New Leadership (The Critical Black Studies) by M. Marable, Kristen Clarke