Political Science | African American Politics
Y325 | 25550 | Hanks

Politics is the process of decision making, the authoritative
allocation of values, and who gets what, when, and how. Politics
serve to either facilitate or repress the struggle for African
American equity in the American polity. Black Politics will focus on
how African Americans seek to impact the political process. I t will
examine the African American quest for political power from the pre-
slavery era through the present. The course seeks to critically
analyze the impact of the theory of black political empowerment as
well as well as contemporary black equity strategies. Special
emphasis will be given to contemporary issues who are generally
thought to challenge the quest for black equity.