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AFPRL 100/01Prof. C. Wambu Unit 2- Benjamin B. Ringer and Elinor R. Lawless: Minority-Majority Overtime: In:Race – Ethnicity and Society: Chap. 6; pps. 119-150In chapter five we read about African American involvement in the media. In chapter six we learn about their involvement in politics. Throughout the course of American history, African Americans have never been given the right to vote. They have been excluded from all kinds of political participation such as lobbying, voting, elections,and political parties. African Americans have formed right-based coalitions such as the civil rights movement to obtain their basic human rights given their status first as slaves then as an oppressed racial minority. Whether it was to get voting rights, employment rights, or education rights, a separate movement was created for each situation. However, while these movements were coming into play, the minority- majority coalition always stood in the way. From