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Title African Americans and the public agenda : the paradoxes of public policy / editor, Cedric Herring.
Imprint Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1997]

Subject African Americans -- Government policy.
Alt Name Herring, Cedric.
Description xiv, 287 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN 0761904735 (acid-free paper)
0761904743 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
OCLC # 35128051
Table of Contents
 Preface / William Julius Wilson 
1African Americans, the Public Agenda, and the Paradoxes of Public Policy: A Focus on the Controversies Surrounding Affirmative Action / Cedric Herring3
2Cross-Cutting Black Issues Effected by the Changing Role of Government / Yvonne Scruggs27
3Political Consolidation or American Apartheid? Some Political and Economic Consequences of Black Empowerment / Michael I. J. Bennett, Cedric Herring, Douglas Gills35
4Maternal Drug Abuse and Infant Health: A Proposal for a Multilevel Model / Rae Banks, Assata Zerai53
5The Psychosocial Dimension of Black Maternal Health: An Intersection of Race, Gender, and Class / Katrina Bell McDonald68
6Race up the Corporate Ladder: The Dilemmas and Contradictions of First-Wave Black Executives / Sharon M. Collins87
7Affirm Equality, Oppose Racist Scapegoating: Myths and Realities of Affirmative Action / Steven J. Rosenthal105
8Conservative Religious and Ideological Perspectives: Sources and Consequences for Public Policy for the Poor / Charles Jarmon126
9African-American Families and Public Policy: The Legacy of the Moynihan Report / Juan J. Battle, Michael D. Bennett150
10Race Relations and Campus Climate for Minority Students: Implications for Higher Education Desegregation / Gail E. Thomas171
11Afrocentric Education: Understanding the Effects of Black Academies on Academic Achievement / Kerry Rockquemore190
12Race, Representation, and the Drug Policy Agenda / Rae Banks209
13Race, Gender, and the Timing of Justice: Age at First Arrest and Incarceration for African American Women / Verna M. Keith, Garry L. Rolison224
14Which Way Toward Equality? Dilemmas and Paradoxes in Public Policies Affecting Crime and Punishment / Darnell F. Hawkins238
15Balanced Opportunity / Jesse L. Jackson253
 Author Index267
 Subject Index273
 About the Authors283