21st Century Urban Race Politics: Representing Minorities as by Ravi K Perry,Ravi K. Perry

By Ravi K Perry,Ravi K. Perry

This quantity bargains a twenty-first-century realizing of minority illustration in traditionally
majority-Caucasian towns and attracts on case reviews in towns through the usa. It
takes inventory of what we all know concerning the benefits and downsides of the “racialized” and
“deracialized” techniques to governance and to explain a 3rd strategy, the “universalized
interest approach.” The authors argue that minority elected officers, whilst given the ability and
resources to take action, frequently do greater than characterize constituent pursuits with no acknowledging
the illustration of individuals in their racial/ethnic team in city groups. individuals
describe how mayors of assorted backgrounds have sought to symbolize minority pursuits in
electoral and governing contexts. With case reviews from around the kingdom, in medium-sized
and huge towns, and mayors of varied backgrounds, the amount presents a vibrant account
of how varied minority mayors have dealt with minority illustration in traditionally majority
Caucasian towns and what classes lecturers and politicians can research from them.

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