"The Boundaries of Blackness"
This paper reviews Cathy J. Cohen's "The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics", which discusses the debate regarding the absence of a strong African-American vote.
# 57022 | 1,820 words | 0 sources | 2005 |
Published on Mar 20, 2005 in Political Science (Election and Campaigns) , Gender and Sexuality (Sexual Politics) , African-American Studies (General)
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This paper explains that Cohen challenges the notion of a cohesive African-American vote by noting that African-Americans failed to become a strong political force because their political, business, and church leaders focus on imbibing the values of mainstream, middle-class America. The author points out that Cohen argues that, despite the growing threat of AIDS, African-American leadership failed to galvanize the population around this issue, which affects African-Americans as a group, despite categorical differences. The paper states that the Cohen believes that the attitudes of black leaders resulted in a secondary marginalization of gays and lesbians, who, due to their race and sexual orientation, remained among the most disenfranchised citizens.
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