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American Race Relations Lecture 11. Racializing the Welfare State
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Main Points Great Migration increased political influence of African Americans but, white southern interests still critical to Democratic party New Deal and Fair Deal: all major social welfare reforms had disparate racial effects does this help explain contemporary inequality?
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Affirmative Action for Whites? Katznelson “Imagine two countries, one the richest in the world, the other amongst its most destitute. Then suppose that a global program of foreign aid transferred well over $100 billion, but to the rich nation, not the poor. This is exactly what happened in the United States as a result of the cumulative impact of the most important domestic policies of the 1930s and 1940s.”
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Great Migration 1890-1930: 1.7 million blacks migrate out of South push factors drop in cotton prices Boll Weevil destruction of cotton crops mechanization of agriculture harshness of Jim Crow system pull factors restriction of southern and eastern European immigration increases demand for labor
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FDR’s response symbolic: “Black Cabinet” nominate judges who might be more
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course RACE REL 790:333 taught by Professor Williegin during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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