Jews, Blacks and Urban Politics in the 1980s: The Case of Philadelphia

By Sandra Featherman

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 1988

The traditional alliance between blacks and Jews that did so much to make the United States a more democratic country began to weaken in the late 1960s. Now, 20 years later, controversies over affirmative action, Israel, South Africa and the presidential campaign of Jesse Jackson have called the relationship into serious question. Are blacks and Jews still on the same side of the political fence? To what extent have the two groups' priorities and needs led them down divergent paths?

Topic: Black-Jewish Relations, Political Behavior, Elections, Voting Patterns, Politics

Page Number(s): 1--14

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Featherman, Sandra. Jews, Blacks and Urban Politics in the 1980s: The Case of Philadelphia. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 1988: 1--14. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=14002


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