An examination of the possible consolidation of African American political power through selective migration
Master of Arts (MA)
Global and Sociocultural Studies
First Advisor's Name
Abraham D. Lavender
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Third Advisor's Name
Guillermo J. Grenier
Date of Defense
This study examined whether African Americans could consolidate political power through a migration into a specific state or set of states in sufficient numbers to establish a voting majority within that state. In order to examine the feasibility and efficacy of this strategy, a variety of factors were reviewed, including the historical context leading to the current situation; the political benefits to be derived from the control of a state; and the population and migration patterns of African Americans. The results indicated that this strategy could succeed in providing significant substantive and symbolic political benefits to the African American community, but could also have some negative repercussions.
Abramson, Brian Dean, "An examination of the possible consolidation of African American political power through selective migration" (2002). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1082.
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