Racial Tragedies, Political Hope, and the Tasks of American Political Science

@article{Dawson2012RacialTP,
  title={Racial Tragedies, Political Hope, and the Tasks of American Political Science},
  author={M. Dawson},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  year={2012},
  volume={10},
  pages={669-673}
}
  • M. Dawson
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science
  • Perspectives on Politics
  • The Trayvon Martin tragedy, the optimistic spectacle of the election and inauguration of Barack Obama during late 2008 and early 2009, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina seemingly represent three very different events with little in common except the claim made by some that all were in some way related to racial politics in the US. Many would consider such a claim weak, noting each event's unique scale and relationship to the politics of race in the US. Yet I argue that that the events are… CONTINUE READING
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