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Unformatted text preview: Black Politics at the Schomberg Renat ta J acobs and Maya Jo rdan The way Black politics was showcased at the Schomburg Exhibition from the late 1800s and 1900s is not much different from the Black politics we see in America today. We can define politics as the art and process of gaining, maintaining, and using power to create and sustain a just society and world (Karenga). The politics that we practice here, in The United States of America is called democracy. The dictionary defines democracy as a government of the people a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly the absence of hereditary or arbitrary class distinctions or privileges (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). In this Democratic country that we call America, this country that is supposed to be about the people, it is hard to understand why ALL of the people dont have equal say. Black people since the early 1900s when they were not allowed dont have equal say....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course AAS 115 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at CUNY Lehman.
- Fall '07