The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and the Rise and Decline of Black Politics

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Index
Adams, John Hurst, 88
affirmative action: challenges to, 20, 96; Democratic Party and, 20, 22; Obama on, 99, 165–166; public opinion and, 160; quotas and, 22, 149
African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, 88, 149
Afro-Christianity: collectivism in, 79; Exodus story and, 83–84, 86, 98, 192; meaning of freedom in, 78–79; “Negro cults” and, 94; prophetic tradition in, 72–73, 80–82, 86; thaumaturgical sects and, 94–95. See also prosperity gospel; social gospel tradition
Akalimat, Abdul, 46–47
Ali, Muhammad, ix℃x
Angelou, Maya, 158–159
Archer, Dennis, 151
Arrington, Richard, 20
Assemblies of God, 89
Avanzini, John, 91–92
Axelrod, David, 50–51, 151–153
Azusa Street Revival, 88–89
Baer, Hans A., 94
Baker, Ella, 44
Baldwin, James, vi, xv, 189–190
Baraka, Imamu, 15, 35
Belcher, Cornell, 153
Bennett College, 122
Bilandic, Michael, 46, 49, 65
Black Bourgeoisie (Frazier), 115
black churches, institutional importance of, 77–78. See also Afro-Christianity, black liberation theology; prosperity gospel; social gospel tradition
Black Delegate Caucus (1972 Democratic Convention), 13–15
Black Delegate Caucus (1984 Democratic Convention), 23
Black History Month, 177–178
Black Leadership Family, 25
black liberation theology: black Christ and, 85–86; communal values in, 85; electoral politics and, xiii; emphasis on oppression and, 81–82, 85–86; prosperity gospel and, 75, 77, 79–82. See also social gospel tradition
Black Messiah (Cleage), 85
Black Nationalist independents, 41–42, 45–46, 53, 66
black politicians: black group interests and, 145–148, 156–157; candidate biography strategy and, 151–153; deracialization strategy and, 144–151, 155–156, 179–180; negative ads and, 152–153; symbolic representation and, 156–161, 168–169, 182–188, 184; white endorsements and, 152; whites’ stereotypes about, 140–145, 153–155; wink-and-nod strategy of, 139, 146, 156–162, 169, 180, 182. See also individual politicians
Black Power movement: black middle class and, 115; black politicians’ criticism of, 148–149; electoral politics and, xi, 5–6, 15; independent black politics approach and, 5, 41; politics of respectability and, 112, 114–115; prophetic tradition of Afro-Christianity and, 98. See also civil rights movement
Black Power: The Politics of Liberation (Carmichael and Hamilton), 5, 147
“Black Tuesday” (1989), 146–147

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Table of contents

  • Transgressing Boundaries ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • 1- Clash of Ideas 3
  • 2- Chicago- The Political Capital of Black America 35
  • 3- Entering the Land of Milk and Honey 70
  • 4- Respectability as Public Philosophy 100
  • 5- Wink, Nod, Vote 137
  • 6- The Price of the Ticket 170
  • Notes 193
  • Index 205
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