1st Edition

Challenging the Legacies of Racial Resentment Black Health Activism, Educational Justice, and Legislative Leadership

By Tiffany Willoughby-Herard Copyright 2016
    252 Pages
    by Routledge

    252 Pages
    by Routledge

    Domestic and international health activism and health policy are focal points in this volume, a publication of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. This work demonstrates the continuing importance of the "medical civil rights movement," through examples of activism of women of colour in AIDS service organizations, of their health issues, and of the struggle for racial equity in health care in Brazil.

    Spikes in police and vigilante violence, as well as fear of a reversion to resegregated schools have brought a new urgency to black political activism. The contributors explore the effect of race on American attitudes toward immigration policy and reform, black state legislators and American morality politics, the historically disproportionate influence of Southern whites in American politics, and the undermining of school desegregation laws with "nullification" strategies. The volume's Trends section features conversations on the #BlackLivesMatter movement in Los Angeles, the 2016 presidential election, and examines the teaching of the Trayvon Martin story at the University of California, Irvine. The volume also includes a diverse selection of book reviews.

    Editors' NoteResearch ArticlesBlack State Legislators and Morality Politics
    Donn WorgsCivic Engagement Is a Process: Lessons from a First-Year Public Administration Course
    Zulema BlairCrossing the Mason Dixon versus the Rio Grande: Evaluating the Effect of Race on Attitudes toward Immigration Policy
    Carley M. Shinault and Richard A.SeltzerAll but Overturned: America's Nullification of Brown v. Board of Education
    Albert L. SamuelsCharting a Path toward Racial Health Equity in Brazil: Health Activism, the State, and Policy Development
    Kia Lilly CaldwellThe Limits of Emancipation: Black Americans and White Southern Dominance of American Politics from the Founding to the Twenty-First Century
    Neal AllenBlack Women Take Their Health into Their Own Hands: The Het Heru Healing Dance and Auset Qigong
    Francoise B. CromerLearning from the Doers: Women of Colour AIDS Service Organizations and Their Understanding of Intersectionality
    Julia Jordan-ZacheryTrends: The Pedagogy of Black Politics Planting the Seeds of Our Future in Action: A Conversation with Melina Abdullah
    Tommi D. HayesA Conversation on the 2016 Presidential Election with Robert Smith and Melanye Price
    Mali CollinsTeaching Trayvon at Irvine: On Feminist Praxis, Afro-pessimism, and Woke Work
    M. Shadee MalaklouBook ReviewsAdryan Wallace review of What's Left of Blackness: Feminisms, Transracial Solidarities, and the Politics of Belonging in Britain
    by Tracy FisherMary Phillips review of Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War by Dayo GoreJoe Rollins review of Letters of the Law: Race and the Fantasy of Colour-blindness in American Law by Sora Y. HanBrandon R. Byrd review of The Americans Are Coming! Dreams of African American Liberation in Segregationist South Africa
    by Robert Trent VinsonDan Royles review of The Calendar of Loss: Race, Sexuality, and Mourning in the Early Era of AIDS by Dagmawi WoubshetBrooks Kirchgassner review of What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought by Lewis R. GordonT. Tu Huynh review of Migrant Women of Johannesburg: Everyday Life in an In-Between City by Caroline Wanjiku KihatoBrandy Thomas Wells review of Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945?1995 by Cheryl HigashidaJasmin A. Young review of Sojourning for Freedom: Black Women, American Communism, and the Making of Black Left Feminism by
    Erik S. McDuffieChristopher Cameron review of At the Cross: Race, Religion, and Citizenship in the Politics of the Death Penalty
    by Melynda J. PriceWalter D. Greason review of Pulse of the People: Political Rap Music and Black Politics by Lakeyta M. BonnetteA Note on Passing: Cedric RobinsonA Note on Passing: Savannah CarrollA Note on Passing: Otis MadisonA Note on Passing: Jerry WattsA Note on Passing: Michael MitchellInvitation to the Scholarly Community


    Tiffany Willoughby-Herard