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Trust in Black AmericaRace, Discrimination, and Politics$
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Shayla C. Nunnally

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814758656

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814758656.001.0001

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In Whom Do Black Americans Trust?

(p.226) 8 Conclusion
Trust in Black America

Shayla C. Nunnally

NYU Press

This concluding chapter explores the comprehensive effect of race on blacks' trust, taking black racial attitudes and distrust as remnants of racial construction and discrimination. Much of blacks' distrust depends on their historical relationship with whites and personal experiences with racial discrimination. The chapter argues that race and racial discrimination experiences normativize distrust among blacks and, more specifically, between blacks and whites. The book closes with a discourse on the prospects of trust among blacks in the postelection era of the United States' first African American president, Barack Obama. It generally ponders on the implications of President Obama's presidency for the future of trust and African American sociopolitical behavior.

Keywords:   race, blacks, distrust, racial construction, racial discrimination, whites, Barack Obama, African American socio-political behavior

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