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Still a House Divided: Race and Politics in Obama's America

Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith


Why have American policies failed to reduce the racial inequalities still pervasive throughout the nation? Has President Barack Obama defined new political approaches to race that might spur unity and progress? This book examines the enduring divisions of American racial politics and how these conflicts have been shaped by distinct political alliances and their competing race policies. Combining deep historical knowledge with a detailed exploration of such issues as housing, employment, criminal justice, multiracial census categories, immigration, voting in majority-minority districts, and sch ... More

Keywords: racial inequality, race, American racial politics, housing, employment, criminal justice, Barack Obama, racial policy, political alliance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691142630
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691142630.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Desmond S. King, author
Nuffield College

Rogers M. Smith, author
University of Pennsylvania