• Political demobilization and alienization o Poor blacks are cynical about black power in mayoral offices now o Trust lessened o Partnership with white businesses with mayors is key to getting reelected and resources to get things done o Country is in international immigration wave- swelling pop of American cities (Latin American, Asia, Africa) many bypass cities and go straight to suburbs 1. Will these immigrants change racial categories and divisions in the United States? o when blacks moved into cities racial divisions hardened because they were in closer proximity to whites o Jim Crow resulted and fixed racial status of blacks o Latinos have problem identifying with race 2. Will they find avenues of political opportunity and economic mobility or will they prove to be a hollow prize like blacks as well? 3. What kinds of political relations with the newcomers have with other minorities and those already in central cities (not black and white anymore). What will this mean? o
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Miscegenation, political incorporation, multi-racial alliances