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Classifying by Race
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The contemporary debate over racial classification has been dominated by fringe voices in American society. Cries from the right say history should be abrogated and public policy made color-blind, while zealots of the left insist that all customs, language, institutions, and practices are racially tinged and that only aggressive, color-conscious programs can reverse the course of American history. The essays in this volume, however, recognize that racial classification is an issue that cuts too deep and poses too many constitutional questions to be resolved by slogans of either the right or the left.

The contributors to this volume are James Alt, Kenneth Benoit, Henry Brady, John Bruce, Rodolfo O. de la Garza, Andrew Gelman, Lani Guinier, Fredrick C. Harris, Gary King, Robert C. Lieberman, David Ian Lublin, David Metz, Paul E. Peterson, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Kenneth Shepsle, Theda Skocpol, Katherine Tate, Richard Valelly, Sidney Verba, and Margaret Weir.

Originally published in 1995.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Figures
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Tables
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. 1. A Politically Correct Solution to Racial Classification
  2. PAUL E. PETERSON
  3. pp. 3-18
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  1. I. Race and Representation
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. 2. The Representation of Minority Interests
  2. LANI GUINIER
  3. pp. 21-49
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  1. 3. Electoral Systems and Minority Representation
  2. KENNETH BENOIT AND KENNETH A. SHEPSLE
  3. pp. 50-84
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  1. 4. Racial Fairness in Legislative Redistricting
  2. GARY KING, JOHN BRUCE, AND ANDREW GELMAN
  3. pp. 85-110
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  1. 5. Race, Representation, and Redistricting
  2. DAVID IAN LUBLIN
  3. pp. 111-126
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  1. II. Race and Institutional Development
  2. pp. 127-128
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  1. 6. African Americans in U.S. Social Policy
  2. THEDA SKOCPOL
  3. pp. 129-155
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  1. 7. Race and the Organization of Welfare Policy
  2. ROBERT C. LIEBERMAN
  3. pp. 156-187
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  1. 8. National Parties and Racial Disenfranchisement
  2. RICHARD M. VALELLY
  3. pp. 188-216
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  1. 9. The Politics of Racial Isolation in Europe and America
  2. MARGARET WEIR
  3. pp. 217-242
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  1. III. Race Politics
  2. pp. 243-244
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  1. 10. Racial Group Competition in Urban Elections
  2. DAVID IAN LUBLIN AND KATHERINE TATE
  3. pp. 245-261
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  1. 11. The Color of Urban Campaigns
  2. DAVID HAYWOOD METZ AND KATHERINE TATE
  3. pp. 262-277
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  1. 12. Religious Institutions and African American Political Mobilization
  2. FREDRICK C. HARRIS
  3. pp. 278-310
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  1. IV. Ethnic Differences in Political Opinions and Participation
  2. pp. 311-312
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  1. 13 .Race and Voter Registration in the South
  2. JAMES E. ALT
  3. pp. 313-332
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  1. 14. The Effects of Ethnicity on Political Culture
  2. RODOLFO O. DE LA GARZA
  3. pp. 333-353
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  1. 15. Race, Ethnicity, and Political Participation
  2. SIDNEY VERBA, KAY LEHMAN SCHLOZMAN, AND HENRY BRADY
  3. pp. 354-378
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  1. References
  2. pp. 379-406
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 407-408
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 409-422
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