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By Yvette Marie Alex-Assensoh, Lawrence J. Hanks

The US is at present in the course of a huge racial and ethnic demographic shift. via the twenty-first century, the inhabitants of Hispanics and Asians increases considerably, whereas the black inhabitants is predicted to stay quite solid. Non-Hispanic Whites will reduce to simply over 1/2 the nation's inhabitants. How will the altering ethnic and racial composition of yank society have an effect on the lengthy fight for black political energy and inclusion? To what volume will those racial and ethnic shifts impact the already tenuous nature of racial politics in American society? utilizing the literature on black politics as an analytical springboard, Black and Multiracial Politics in the US brings jointly a large demography of students from numerous racial and ethnic teams to evaluate how city political associations, political coalitions, staff id, media portrayal of minorities, racial cognizance, help for affirmative motion coverage, political habit, partisanship, and different an important concerns are impacted by way of America's multiracial panorama. participants contain Dianne Pinderhughes, M. Margaret Conway, Pei-te Lein, Susan Howell, Mack Jones, Brigitte L. Nacos, Natasha Hritzuk, Marion Orr, Michael Jones-Correa, A.B. Assensoh, Joseph McCormick, Sekou Franklin, Jose Cruz, Erroll Henderson, Mamie Locke, Reuel Rogers, James Endersby, Charles Menifield and Lawrence J. Hanks.

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33 V. Assessing Afro-Caribbean Political Incorporation Taken together, these developments signal the emergence of a distinctive Afro-Caribbean ethnic bloc in New York City politics. The political mobilization of Afro-Caribbean ethnic identity marks a key moment in the group’s political incorporation. That fact, by itself, however, does not arbitrate decisively in favor of either the standard pluralist interpretation or the minority group model based on the African American experience. Under both approaches, the mobilization of group identity is a critical starting point in the incorporation process for new or marginalized groups.

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Citizenship. 33 V. Assessing Afro-Caribbean Political Incorporation Taken together, these developments signal the emergence of a distinctive Afro-Caribbean ethnic bloc in New York City politics. The political mobilization of Afro-Caribbean ethnic identity marks a key moment in the group’s political incorporation. That fact, by itself, however, does not arbitrate decisively in favor of either the standard pluralist interpretation or the minority group model based on the African American experience.

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