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African & Caribbean Migration Through Florida
In America, the one drop rules defines individuals with even “one drop of black blood” as black. It is also erroneously assumed that black people are monolithic because they tend to agree on most political issues. Dr. Sharon Austin, UF Political Science Professor and author of The Caribbeanization of Black Politics: Race, Group Consciousness, and Political Participation in America, will discuss the one drop rule and the perceptions of Caribbean-born blacks toward it. This discussion will emphasize the relationships among African Americans and Haitians in Florida.
Dr. Sharon Wright Austin is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida and has also taught courses at the Universities of Louisville, Michigan, and Missouri-Columbia. Her teaching interests are in American Government, Urban Politics, and African American Politics and her research interests are in African American mayoral elections, African American/Caribbean American political relationships, rural African American political activism, and African American political behavior.
This event is funded by Florida Humanities’ Florida Talks program in partnership with the Actor’s Warehouse.
Date/time: January 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Presented By:Sharon Austin, Scholar