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Johnson Discusses The Future of Black Politics

Cedric Johnson, assistant professor of political science, participated in a roundtable discussion titled “The Future of Black Politics” at the University of Rochester on Saturday, Oct. 9. Other participants were Manning Marable, director of the Institute for African American Studies at Columbia University; Valeria Sinclair Chapman, assistant professor of political science at the University of Rochester; and Frederick Harris, professor of political science at the University of Rochester. The roundtable explored trends in black politics, including the state of black voters in the 2004 election and growing class divisions within the black population and its implications for black politics.

Johnson also presented a lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 13, titled “The Politics of Race Management: Black Ethnic Politics and American Democracy After Segregation.” This talk was part of the Frederick Douglass Institute's Work in Progress Series at the University of Rochester.