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The Price of the TicketBarack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics$
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Fredrick Harris

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199739677

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199739677.001.0001

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The Price of the Ticket

The Price of the Ticket

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The Price of the Ticket

Fredrick C. Harris

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines Barack Obama's race-neutral approach to governing and policymaking—as well as black voters' and black elites' refusal to pressure him to address community interests—and its political consequences for African Americans. It also discusses the marginalization of blacks' community interests in relation to the Obama administration's focus on other constituencies such as the LGBT community on the Left and the Tea Party on the Right. Finally, the chapter looks at universalism as a color-blind approach to politics and public policy as well as the symbolic aspects of representation within the context of black politics.

Keywords:   black politics, Barack Obama, black voters, black elites, African Americans, LGBT community, Tea Party, universalism, public policy, representation

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