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Model Blacks or “Ras the Exhorter”
This article examines the depiction of first-wave West Indian immigrants to the United States in Black print culture in the early 20th century. The authors conduct a series of content analyses of
What Kind of Movement is Black Lives Matter? The View from Twitter
  • Alvin B. Tillery
  • Sociology
    The Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
  • 30 July 2019
Abstract This paper examines the ways that social movement organizations affiliated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement use Twitter through three content analysis studies. The main finding
Which Identity Frames Boost Support for and Mobilization in the #BlackLivesMatter Movement? An Experimental Test
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has organized hundreds of disruptive protests in American cities since 2013 (Garza 2014; Harris 2015; Taylor 2016). The movement has garnered considerable
Tocqueville as Critical Race Theorist
This article demonstrates that there are affinities between Tocqueville’s commentary on race and race relations in Democracy in America and the core assumptions of the critical race theory movement.
Reading Tocqueville behind the Veil: African American Receptions of Democracy in America, 1835–1900
Tocqueville’s views on race and race relations as espoused in Democracy in America have received considerable scholarly attention over the past several decades. This article examines the reception of
The Double Bind: The Politics of Racial and Class Inequalities in the Americas Executive Summary
©American Political Science Association, 2017 This report summarizes the work of the American Political Science Association’s Presidential Task Force on Racial and Class Inequalities in the Americas.
Foreign Policy Activism and Power in the House of Representatives: Black Members of Congress and South Africa, 1968–1986
  • Alvin B. Tillery
  • Political Science
    Studies in American Political Development
  • 1 April 2006
On 3 October 1986, the 99th Congress—acting at the behest of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)—voted to override President Ronald Reagan’s veto of the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act (CAAA). The
Tweeting racial representation: how the congressional Black Caucus used Twitter in the 113th congress
ABSTRACT The social media and microblogging site Twitter has emerged as both a vehicle for political expression and a powerful tool for political organizing within the African American community.